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Steering box question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ghost of ElMirage, May 18, 2012.

  1. Ghost of ElMirage
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    So I really don't wanna use an F1 box and I don't wanna go with any sorta cowl steering. Before the F1s came out what was the "HOT BOX" to use 37,38, 39 etc?:confused:
     
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  2. tommy
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  3. krylon32
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    Contact NealinCA here on the HAMB. He rebuilds mid 30s Hudson boxes for early Fords and they work great. Old hot rod books make mention of this conversion.
     
  4. Ghost of ElMirage
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    Thanks Tommy I thought so can you tell me how to positively ID a 37 or 38 box?. Hey K32 is the Hudson setup a cross steering type? The reason I am asking is it just seems like everyone is doing the side steering type and I just wanna be different without going Vega.
     
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  5. MATACONCEPTS
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    don't use an F1 box and cowl steering. use 37,38, 38 etc?
     
  6. tommy
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    No I can't but I'm sure Bruce or someone else will know. It was told an old hotrod trick was to use the cross steer box from the 35 up in a Deuce.
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    This 50s survivor has a complete 38-39 column, wheel and box in it with cross steering. It still has the banjo steering wheel and drop. That's the only reason that I know it is a 38-39 Most people would go with the usual side steering but this is proof that not all did.
     
  7. Ghost of ElMirage
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  8. Andy
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    The Dick Smith 32 roadster in the Ford Museum has an extended bell Chysler and 37-48 cross steering. It was Dicks only car for 20 something years. It was built in he early 50's. Dick has the whole '40 column in it with column shifter and wheel.
     
  9. krylon32
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    Hudson is side steer like the stock 32. Check out CTaulbert here on the HAMB and study his 32 roadster build. He used the mid thirties Ford box with cross steer.
     
  10. Ghost of ElMirage
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