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Technical Steering box for v8 conversion

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SuperKONR, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. SuperKONR
    Joined: Oct 15, 2015
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    I have a 37 Plymouth that I'm swapping the motor in. The factory steering box looks like it sticks out far enough to interfere, has anyone changed the steering setup to gain more clearance? Is there a more compact box that can be used, that's still traditional?
     
  2. butch27
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    Mine has a '56 Ford truck box that should fit good on that frame.
     
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  3. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Depending on just how big the incoming engine is, you might have to mount it offset to the passenger side.

    This is not an uncommon thing.
     
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  4. SuperKONR
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    Thanks guys, will look into a truck box, I have one from a 42-47 big truck are they any good? Will see if I can offset the motor, I think it would be a tough one.
     
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  5. Bob Burgh
    Joined: Sep 24, 2017
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    from Indiana

    "Butch's Cool Stuff" in Dayton has an off-set kit that may be just the thing for you. Google him. Excellent people over there...It comes with a Transmission off-set cross member as well...
    Good Luck
     

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