First look from me would say those two are not menat to connect without some other part to get the two turned the same way??
But then that is certain to be in the chassis end of things, so I might suggest looking for info on a truck repair book , etc. Like maybe if you know what chassi you have, a book on that year Ford,Checvy, etc.?
But with a little luck there may be somebody with much better ideas come along shortly?
So good luck on the chase!