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Re: [oletrucks] Steering colum question

To: "Mark Self" <markself@discover.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Steering colum question
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 16:15:38 -0500

If you're going to toss the original steering box anyway, and just use a
stub of the original shaft out of the original column (as I did to connect
steering to my IFS, via u-joints) then just cut the shaft and column at the
same time, down by the box. You can easily do it with a hacksaw. Then after
you get the shaft and column out, you can fine tune the cuts to the length
you need. There is a Toro lawn mower bearing that will position the shaft
perfectly inside the column. I don't know the part number but it taps right
into the stub of the column, and the ID is 3/4", same as the shaft. A Toro
shop should be able to match it up if you bring in the peices, it costs
about $7.50.

Jack / Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Self <markself@discover.net>
To: Oletrucks list <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 1999 10:58 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Steering colum question

> Hi all:
>     I'm istalling a late model C10 front end on my '55 1st.  I want to
> retain my stcok steering wheel and steering shaft.  In the shop manual it
> appears that the steering shaft is one peice, all the way from the
> wheel to the ball nut in the steering box.  Is this true or is there a way
> to separate the steering box from the steering shaft?
>     My intent is to cut the stock steering shaft and collar just below the
> firewall, have the shaft machined to double "D", ut a u-joint on and then
> run a shaft to the C10 steering bos that mounts up front next to the
> radiator.
>     Any comments, suggestions, observations would be greatly appreciated.
> Mark Self
> Redlands, CA
> '55 1st 5-window 3100
> "Sentimental Journey"
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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