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Technical BUDGET COLUMN DROPS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topher5150, Mar 24, 2022.

  1. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Honestly didn't think about that. Time to make a trip to the hardware store
     
  2. How bout some 1/8" thick rubber or leather?
     
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  3. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
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    Budget yes. Timewise no. Made from a chunk of pipe and a shaft collar from a bearing supply house. Going in my Vicky.

    clmndrp4.JPG clmndrp2.JPG clmndrp1.JPG clmndrp3.JPG
     
  4. Almostdone
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    I modified a Model A drop just like @ClarkH said. Mine was easy to find too, since my car IS a ‘31 Model A.

    John
     
  5. 28rpu
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
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    A hunk of aluminum and a little machining.
     
  6. David Gersic
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    from DeKalb, IL

    I’m thinking polish and engine turning.
     
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  7. Marty Strode
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  8. Johnny99
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    Thanks Marty. And what a cool hauler that COE is. I'm old enough to remember when the COE trucks and old school busses were affordable, now, holy smokes!
     
  9. 91531DAF-5880-4DBF-BFAC-8A24FB53132E.jpeg This is one I made up myself. I was able to make it exactly to the dimensions I wanted
     
  10. the37thstreet
    Joined: Apr 12, 2012
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    Made this one from a block of aluminum then installed vintage temp gauge in it. 2 in drop to a 37 ford steering. Any body ever seen a 7 gauge Hollywood gauge panel ? Picture 096.jpg
     
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  11. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
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    from illinois

    How about stop buying crap & fab your own ?
     
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  12. bchctybob
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    You could always just start welding together some left over 1/8" - 3/16" plate. I wanted this one to look sorta factory/utilitarian since it's a truck. Still needs a little finishing work, but it'll get painted black and blend in with the rest of the stuff.
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  13. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
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    from Spring tx

    Cut 1" off a lower radiator hose and put the column rubber mounted... Works like a charm.
     
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  14. here is what I have done on the last 3 builds, simple and something I built myself rather than turn a page in a catalog... steering clmn1.jpg steering clmn2.jpg steering clmn4.jpg steering clmn 5.jpg
     
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  15. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    mid 60's ford f100 ?
     
  16. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Get into the mind set of making items instead of buying a catalog item that will need to be modified anyway. In the long run your skills will get better and you will save money and not have a bunch of catalog items to sell or store unused.
     
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