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Technical 1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Steering Help

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by riseabove_xxx, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    Im working on my 1950 Chevy and I need some help with the steering. Ive heard some people call it the third arm or center link. Im not to sure but I need whatever is circled in the picture. I have the steering arm that goes there but nothing to connect to the cross member. I know it might be confusing and im sorry for that. Any help or pictures would be great. Thanks.
  2. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,324

    from MB, SC

    Try Chevy of the 40s. Good source for parts.
  3. gwarren007
    Joined: Apr 3, 2010
    Posts: 381


  4. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 493

    from san diego

  5. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,726

    from Idaho

    The crossmember is tapped on top for a special hardened bolt. The bolt is very often missing or damaged, and most have been loose for years. Now is a good time to do the front engine mounts while you rebush the pivot & repair crossmember. Do the drag link, too.
  6. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

  7. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    one more source may be EGGES in LA
  8. wood470
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 226


    I had that fall off in the center lane of the 5 Fwy around LAX about 55 mph one evening. Luckily there was so much grease around the nut it didn't fall off and I was able to screw it back n by hand to limp it home.
  9. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,309

    R Pope

    Note that there are shims to be used when installing the third arm.
  10. Early Corvettes used a variation of this with a slightly different arm to quicken the steering, I think. I used the corvette stuff on my 50 Chevy sedan delivery race car.
  11. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    the thread in mine bolt were messed up, made for some sloppy steering. we when with a bolt all the way thru the crossember with a nut on the bottom side. (it got me home from California to Seattle and for part of the summer until I replaced the front susp. (sorry its went to the scrap yard.

    there is a guy in Lynwood Wa (north of seattle) with a whole front crossmember forsale in craigslist.

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