Heres how I mounted a 48-52 F-1 Ford truck steering box on top of my 32 Ford frame. This provides a traditional, factory look to mounting the steering box and can be used on any year or type of frame. This method provides for easy mounting and maximum steering location flexibility/adjustability (front to rear, side to side and steering column angle). I started by disassembling the steering box and cleaning the parts. F-1 boxes are simple. Next, I used a cutting torch to cut the triangular-shaped flange off, not getting too close to the outside diameter of the cast steering box sector shaft area. Then I used a disc sander to carefully sand what used to be the flange to be slightly larger than the outside diameter of the sector shaft area of the cast housing. Be careful here. You can easily remove too much material. I left about an 1/8 of extra material. Heres what I started with: Youll need to get a cast 55-67 VW bus steering box mounting bracket. These are available from Bus Boys http://bus-boys.com/ 530-244-1616 in Redding, CA. VW part number 211-415-151AY. Make sure to get the two bracket pinch bolts and the sheet metal bolt locking tab for them too. Bus Boys is great. They send you a sandblasted and painted mounting bracket for $22.90 ready to go. Here is a picture of the bracket: <O <O Next you will need to machine the outside diameter of the cast F-1 steering box sector shaft area to provide a .003-.005 inch clearance to fit inside the VW mounting bracket. I took the box to a machine shop (cost: $20) and they machined the cast outside diameter of the sector area on a lathe to approximately 1.770 O.D. X 2.80 long. Its only about a .060-.090 cut or so centered off the existing sector shaft I.D. Thats why you need to be careful not to remove too much material when sanding the flange after cutting it off. There isnt a lot of material to work with (no mistakes allowed). There is a cast gusset on the housing that needs to be sanded down (not off) before machining. Here is a picture after machining: <O The cast outside diameter of my housing wasnt concentric to the machined sector shaft center. Consequently, the clean-up cut left a small area uncut as shown here below. This doesnt affect the functionality at all. <O <O Heres some pictures of the steering box on the frame. You want to keep the box square to the front axle. A 32 frame tapers towards the front, so you either have to put some washers (or standoffs) under the front part of the mount or you could cut/form a recess in the frame for the rear part of the mount to sit in. <O <O On unboxed frame rails, you can attach the mount to the frame with five 3/8 bolts, lock washers and nuts. On a boxed frame, you can weld in 3/8 nuts (or other threaded inserts) flush in the frame rail that are square to the VW box mounting flanges and use 3/8 bolts with lock washers to attach. Shorten the steering shaft if required. Dennis Carpenter Ford http://www.dennis-carpenter.com/ 704-786-8139 Concord, NC has parts to rebuild the 48-52 Ford F-1 steering box. Sector shaft bushings: $6, sector shaft seal: $5 and gasket set: $9. Thats it. This method provides a cool factory-looking mount for a traditional rod that allows for maximum mounting flexibility and adjustability and low cost.