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Technical '54 chevy steering column tube / support or shaft spacer ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dyno Dave, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    Working towards a TCI II front end setup in my Bel Air, with R&P steering. The steering tube will be shortened for the shaft and u-joints. Need a tube and shaft support/sleeve 0.750 ID x 2.500 OD. I've looked at a number of sites and not finding anything... Sure appreciate any help, thanks, dyno dave
     
  2. squirrel
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    Do you have a lathe?
     
  3. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    Squirrel, no lathe... So was looking for a aftermarket part. When I asked about small job at one of the local the marine machine shops, the cost was so scary. This has been done many times, seems like there would be a part number out there. thanks, dyno dave
     
  4. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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    clp-cp175bcs from Summit. steering column saver kit.
     

  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    neat part! 1.5, 1.75, and 2" od tubes they fit, it appears.

    He said something about 2.5" on his column.
     
  6. Nostrebor
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    On my 51 I used this bearing, which is just a bit large for the tube, but I had a muffler shop expand the steering tube just a bit so it was a slight press fit. Photos are from mock up. I think I have about $12 in the whole bearing arrangement. The steering u-joint and collapsable shaft that goes on down to the box is from a Jeep. It was $8.50 at the pick and pull. I had to buy one aftermarket u-joint for the connection to the rack. easy peasy.
     
  7. Dyno Dave
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    Squirrel, I'm claiming a senior mental lapse... when I measured the tube ID this morning it had changed to 1.5" and Summit has a Ride Tech poly bushing @ 0.750 ID/1.50 OD part #90001085 for $4.00 such a deal!
    thank you, dyno dave
     
  8. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    Hey, thank you for your info & pictures... Did find a Ride Tech poly bushing from Summit for the now correct sizing, 0.750 x 1.50. Thanks again, dyno dave
     

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