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Model A steering column question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nick O, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Nick O
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 120

    Nick O
    from Ohio

    I have a 30 Model A Closed Cab Pick up that I am building and I have a steering column question that I hope I can get some help on. The car is on standard A frame rails, SBC, vega box, stock firewall with distributor recess and bench seat in cab. I would like to run a 40's style wheel and my question is what lenghth of column, mfg and style do you think will fit best. Should i go with tilt do to the space limitations in the closed cab pu? Thanks for your help.
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,813


    Make your own column, it's just a tube with a bearing at each end. Tilt will look quite out of place with a 40s wheel, won't it?
  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,221


    If making a column sounds too hard for you...

    Try to get the whole column from the car with the wheel you want. It will have a steering box attached, but you just cut it off to your length, and then get a lower bearing for it, as well as a ujoint.

    If you find the column, there will be people to help get you going, if you get stuck.
  4. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    In my opinion it would look out of place too

  5. terry48435
    Joined: Jun 23, 2010
    Posts: 477


    Speedway sells a cheap column in different lengths with a removable wheel setup like a racecar,Makes it easy getting in and out. It's about $100.
  6. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,899

    from Norcal

    Contact Limeworks here on the Hamb. He is an Alilence vendor. We just got one for a 34 coupe from him with a 40 wheel. Steve will take care of you. Very nice product.
  7. If you can score a 60s era tilt somewhere (they tend to run around $150 a shot) it will look reasonable with an early wheel on it. With the GM box I'd just use a GM column of some sort, since the splines will match and you can put most any GM wheel on them.

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