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Technical steering box mounting

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 410merc, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    hi guys , been working on my 30 tudor , here's my question , would there be anything wrong with mounting my steering box on top of the frame rail , instead of inside ,I'm using or trying to use a 48 f1 steering box ,and it looks like that would end a lot of my clearance problems the Pontiac v8 is king of wide ,thanks guys
     
  2. Pete Eastwood
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    from california

    A number of cars & trucks in the '20's & '30's mounted the steering box on top of the frame rail.
     
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  3. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    I never knew that , but seen couple people do it , must not be a problem
     
  4. I mounted the box on top of frame in my '30 tudor. worked out fine just make sure you make a strong bracket.
     

  5. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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    Not much room in a Model A, I used an F1 steering box on my flathead powered car with full fenders. I cut the mount off the stock box and the F1 box (same size shaft) had a professional welder weld them together and moved it out as far as possible and still barely clears the headers. I used the mount off another A box as a support bearing on the outside of the frame.
     

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  6. 410merc
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    thanks again for all the photos and help , this should work good , it will even come fairly close to where the old colum came through thefirewall ,thanks guys
     
  7. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    anyone ever fitted a dodge d100
    I just happened to have a casting, has a short 3/4 36 input and a 7 inch pitman arm
    stock the arm points down
    I just bought a cheap corvette large sector steering box to fit its quick ratio worm and long sector into it
    trouble is the arm will only work facing up.
    I shall see if they fit and its possible...... with a 5 inch long pitmann the drag link might be just perfect to the top of the spindle/knuckle
     
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  8. christmas tree
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    We used a Corviar on our 31 pickup an top and it works well
     

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