Ok...so knew i was going to fight with this stearing column when i first steped into this build. I didnt sweat to much because i know what im doing has been done by so many others. So when the time came to mock up the stearing after i mocked up where the motor would be. I did my home work and found headers made for exactly what i am doing. I go to put them on and i still have a fit issue. So..here is what i did. Leaving the stock rear end in place. I bolted up my 36?38? Trans with the motor on. Centered the motor in the frame. Im a 1/16 off on one side a bit more than the other. The transmission is almost perfectly centered. From the pics you can see how i plan on mounting the motor. So what step did i miss? The stock steering box still hits the new header alot. And even if i did have it clear...looks to be the column tube will hit the engine head. Now..i have done lots of home work on av8 builds. I know the stock column, the transmission, and stock rear end is not the prime choice. I have the more desirable parts for the next build. This truck is being built for just working on my sheet metal skills..and work on my tig welds before i start my builds for some of my other A's. So back to the problem...what am i missing !? Orginally i thought i needed the exhaust that goes up and over for the f1 column in av8 builds...but the guys at the shop said this maifold should fit the stock column. Any help would be great guys. Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!