ha ha- i got the "easy" part done.
the steering box does bolt on, and looks like it'll turn the wheels back and forth.
as previous collision damage was modified to find room.
here is the new steering box.
i replaced the steering shaft with the one from the donor vehicle(shorter than original).
now i have to decide how to proceed.
i mean really.
i keep forgetting to find out what year the donor vehicle was.
i think i'll throw more money at this project, as i am unable to figure a solution to the pump drive problem otherwise.....
i have a custom crank pulley(and mabe a workable pump bracket) ordered.
this should get me closer.
i meant to post this other pic. of the steering box.