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I sent my '68 steering box off to Gary in Connecticut for a very much needed rebuild after reading his sticky thread here. Gary is a well known corvette steering gear box and differential rebuilder, and for good reason. The entire process was probably the most painless and hassle-free experience I've had to date while rebuilding my corvette. He was very professional and asked a lot of questions before tearing into my box. During the build, he took pictures of the status and e-mailed them to me to keep me updated. I thought that was above and beyond. In the end, pretty much all of the internals needed replacing which wasn't suprising after 40 years of service. I received my better than new box yesterday and am extremely pleased with the results. Total build time - 2 days!
Here are a few pictures:

Gary said:
Hi Scott,
I took your box apart tonight. Here are some pictures before I cleaned and blasted it.
Gary
















Here I cleaned the box and then glass beaded them, washed and etched with POR15 Metal Ready. The 1/2 of the rag is all you're going to need. The new rag will be the other half.











Hi Scott,
Here I cleaned up the internal housing. I washed, blasted, rinsed, and used a wire wheel to clean up.









Here are all the new parts going into the box. The teeth are thicker with
the new gears and that will give better contact. The bushings are the ones I use in the std job.
Gary








 

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Here I have the sealant used on the threads, the new gear mesh, and Mobil 1 grease. There is room for the grease to expand above the teeth.








Box is done and will ship today DHL.






Thanks Gary. You're the man!! :thumbsup:
 
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