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Technical Making steering arms

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PoRodder, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. PoRodder
    Joined: Sep 28, 2014
    Posts: 90

    from St. Louis

    Does anyone have, or know where I can find, patterns for bolt-on lower flat plate steering arms? I've got a spring behind tube axle with 39 ford spindles on the 27 ford project and I want to make my own arms. I've got CCR's plans and there is a pattern in there but it requires welding to the spindle. I just want to bolt them on.
    Sure I could buy some. But I've got all this material and tools and I like to fab my own.
  2. Penetrator
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 514

    from SK CAN

  3. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,050

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I don't think cardboard steering arms will be strong enough :D
  4. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,536


    Get a Speedway Motors catalog and see how their's are made. Oh, they give dimensions too.
    The hard part might be the 90* bends where they mount to the spindle.

  5. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    I like to use cardstock as it cuts a bit more accurately than corrugated cardboard
    falcongeorge likes this.
  6. Cut Flat plate steering arms look kinda cheesy. I suppose a talented guy could spiff them up some. What about the Free T bucket plans patterns? Do they weld on the spindles also?

    Yes! Those tight 90* in heavy plate will be tough.
  7. krusty40
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 836


    Get a 3/8" or 1/2" drop of angle iron from your local steel fabricating shop. Remove metal that does not look like steering arms. Drill holes. Install.

  8. Excellent idea Vic. HRP
  9. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,457

    Model A Gomez

    I'm using the Speedway flat steering arms on my coupe, they fit and look good . These are thicker and use ford tie rod ends, well made product, why reinvent the wheel. Steering arm made of angle iron won't work with regular tie rod ends, not thick enough for the taper, you can use Heim ends on them.

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  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,834

    from oregon

    Weld a bung to the plate the needed difference, ream bung hole.:eek:
  11. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,845


    Ron Pope who sells t bucket s but will make anything and has a lot of patterns.

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