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Technical Model a steering column

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mjcat, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. mjcat
    Joined: Feb 27, 2014
    Posts: 85


    Hey guys, one of my current projects I am doing to my coupe is looking into putting a different steering column in the car. The current column instal is kinda questionable looking. I'm not looking for a big huge aftermarket column. I would however like to have turn signals on the column. What types of columns is everyone using? I've seen a few model A's running a 50's truck style column which looks pretty good. All your input would be great, pictures would b even better.

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  2. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,380

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Depends what kinda steering box/column you have in the car already.
  3. mjcat
    Joined: Feb 27, 2014
    Posts: 85


    Vega box

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  4. Bump, I could use some info on this also.

  5. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,661


    You can use a 40's - 50's column, but will have to do some mods as the steering shaft is solid to the gear box. Cut it off above the box, (measure first), cut column mast to the correct length, you'll have to add a bearing to the bottom. Cut the inner shaft to the correct length, and mill or grind the ends in a double D fashion and you can use a Borgeson or other universal on the end. The young guy (don't remember his HAMB name) on here building the Graham truck in Alaska had a good tech on something similar.
  6. classic gary
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 497

    classic gary

    I'm using a '56 chevy pass car column in my '28 ford. Cut the shaft about 1" above the the box, double D the shaft, a u-joint, a shaft, another u-joint at the vega box. Turn signals, parts availability, easy-peasy.

    and the car column is easy to get steering wheel adapters for.........
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2014
  7. Maladjusted
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 56


    53 Chevy steering column is going into my 30 Model A.
  8. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,001


    Postal Jeep with an add on t/s switch, short, old looking and has 36 spline (I think).

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