Landcruiser FJ45 1975 Model Power steering

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 16:14
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I am looking at converting FJ45 to Power steering. Can anyone advise if there is a set-up that will bolt straight in or has anyone made their own that works well?.

Also looking to have a disc brake front end fitted. Does anyone know the best option?.

Macca
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 16:20

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 16:20
a mate has a 45 with p/s fitted.

I don't know where the parts came from but the steering wheel is now 2-3 inches closer to the driver. It's a little uncomfortable actually.

the ps works well, and even powers and hydraulic winch and turns 12.5 inch tyres.
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Follow Up By: ross - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:31

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:31
A young guy I work with says his dad put power steering on a 40 and and changed the steering column.Im pretty sure the later 1980s model had them as standard so It is probably the best way to go .
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Reply By: Joe - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:57

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:57
Giday Macca,
Do you have all the gear or you are going to look for it ? Yours being petrol you will need the pump mount from one and of course the pump, idler puller and it's mount, steering box (that will bolt straight on where old box was). You also need the center shaft from steering collum it's a different length to the one in it now.
It's a straight forward change over (couple of hours). They are very expensive, have seen them at the wreckers up to $1800. Have seen cheaper though Ebay ,Trading Post etc.The last one I got was by buying the whole SWB cruiser for $650, swopped the bits I wanted , sold the tyres & rims for $400 gave the rest of the cruiser to my brother for his cattle station. Pushing the old memory bank now but I think some had to tension pump belt by moving the pump (like an alternater) not sure on that could be something else I'm thinking of. Where the steering shaft goes into steering box is sometimes where they leak oil.Generally caused by salty sand as there's a lip there which catches sand, dust etc. Which wears the shaft out. You can have box reconditioned, I had one done in 99 for $450.
Hope I'm helping. One last thing it's worth it. 08 91896147 if I can help ring me.
Regards
Joe
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Follow Up By: Joe - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 00:03

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 00:03
Should have put this in my reply, have you thought about fitting a 60 series box to the old girl. I think you have to use a 55 series column(got the spelling right this time) & some parts from a 75 series drag link, column short shaft., bit more complicated but would steer much better.That's my next project. Might be somebody out there could give both of us some info' about doing that.

Joe
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:58

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 19:58
FJ45's came out with power steer standard in late 81, HJ47's never did due to clearance probs between the engine, chassis and power steer pump.
I bought an 11/81 FJ45 new that had power steer but drums on the front. I subsequently fitted discs from a 4wd Hilux, you need everything from the knuckles out to do the conversion as well as fitting a new master cylinder from a disc brake 60 series. You may also have to fit/change the proportioning valve if your vehicle isn't fitted with one. The proportioning valves fitted next to the master cylinder were not very good best to get the rear one as fitted to later vehicles.
Your best bet with the power steer is to either get one from a late 81 45 series or find one from an SWB LX as they had power steer too. Either will bolt straight in. Check the tie rods and drag links as the power steer models had heavier tubing due to the forces exerted by the power steer. Other wise you will have to use a60 series setup which as was mentione has a longer column as the bosx is futher forward.
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Reply By: Ronnie - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:29

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:29
I have power steering and disc brakes fitted to my 1978 flat tray, had it done in Melbourne. I have a 308 fitted,so have the Holden pump. Bought the discs while over there and fitted them myself, had to fit a bigger booster. I have a 14" steering wheel fitted and the idler arm has been disgarded, which results in no wandering if you have an email address send to rmather@dodo.com.au and I will send some photos and fill you in with more details.
Ronnie
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:20

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:20
Ronnie,

My email address is mcbridecr@wn.com.au. Photos would be great.

Thankyou everyone for your help.

Macca
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21
Ronnie,

My email address is mcbridecr@wn.com.au. Photos would be great.

Thankyou everyone for your help.

Macca
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21
Ronnie,

My email address is mcbridecr@wn.com.au. Photos would be great.

Thankyou everyone for your help.

Macca
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Follow Up By: Macca1 - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:21
Ronnie,

My email address is mcbridecr@wn.com.au. Photos would be great.

Thankyou everyone for your help.

Macca
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Reply By: Ronnie - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 10:50

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 10:50
Macca your email address bounced back to me,send one to my address rmather@dodo.com.au and I will try again
Ronnie

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