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Customs TECH WEEK: 20$ STEERING COLUMN with minimal tools.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ian Berky, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Very nice and you can use any size tubing you want IMS has all of the parts you need. We are lucky to have such a great source for metal.
    Lynn
     
  2. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Thank you for all the positive feedback! I appreciate it!
     
  3. Foppa
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    that is so Kool !!
     
  4. slammed
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    Ingenious! A clean, straight forward execution. Bravo, young man.
     
  5. madmike8
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    from Tennessee

    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing this tech. I will definitely be trying this.
     
  6. RAVENS29
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    from n/a

    i'm gonna try it!
     
  7. 52lomofo
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    from edmonton

    where the dam pics go??
     
  8. ntxcustoms
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    from dfw

    ah sheet weres me pics?
     
  9. Ian Berky
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    Pics will be back soon..... Gotta pay the man!!!
     
  10. madmike8
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    from Tennessee

  11. rusty bill
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    Is the "0" ring to help stop any slight noise that may come from vibration?
     
  12. The37Kid
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    NICE! That really looks good, I like that steering wheel too. Bob
     
  13. 40FordGuy
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    NOW I find this...... LOL ! Great item !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4TTRUK
     
  14. Clevername
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    You mentioned something about an o-ring in the picture? I just don't see it. Maybe it is to the right or left of the engine -oh well, I am sure it isn't important.

     
  15. chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    ^^^^
    On the shaft above the hole ?
     
  16. Cali4niaCruiser
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    Awesome! Low buck and looks killer! I'm sure this tech will be a contender!
     
  17. 35mastr
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    Was there pictures in this Tech? I can only see the ones where people comented....
     
  18. budd
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    thanks for your tech effort, i'll be trying this one.
     
  19. olkarz
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    Dude....Don't sweat these HATERS!!! They always want to criticize something that they didn't make or wasn't their idea 1st!! Your Tech was awsome and I'm definitely gonna build 1 from my '54 Bel Air. I Frigg'n LOVE that Bullet horn button!! I'd be totally stoked if I can figure out how get 1 to fit on my '54's steering wheel horn ring. Is that a bullet center cap from a chrome steelie?

    Mike
     
  20. George G
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    great idea. I'm making the same thing now.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  21. haggar1850
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    from Oxford, MI

    A little late to the post (just joined the forum)... but, those labels that note 1-1/4", thats a pipe size, not a tube size.

    Tube is sized by the OD.

    Pipe is sized oddly, very roughly, the ID is the size, but in reality, its usually bigger.

    If that is 1-1/4" pipe, then it has a 1.66" outer diameter.

    Schedule 40 1-1/4" has an average 0.14" wall thickness, so that means an inside diameter of 1.38".

    So that 1-3/8" bearing slips right in :)

    The wall thickness changes per pipe schedule and pipe size, its hard to keep track of:

    Nominal Pipe Size OD Nominal Pipe Sizes Wall Thickness

    --------O.D.-----Sch. 5 Sch. 10 Sch. 40 Sch. 80 Sch. 160 XXS

    1/4"---0.540”----N/A----.065-----.088-----.119-----N/A-----N/A--
    3/8"---0.675”----N/A----.065-----.091-----.126-----N/A-----N/A--
    1/2"---0.840”----.065---.083-----.109-----.147-----.187-----.294-
    3/4"---1.050”----.065---.083-----.113-----.154-----.218-----.308-
    1"-----1.315”----.065---.109-----.133-----.179-----.250-----.358-
    1-1/4"-1.660”----.065---.109-----.140-----.191-----.250-----.382-
    1-1/2"-1.900”----.065---.109-----.145-----.200-----.281-----.400-
    2"-----2.375”----.066---.109-----.164-----.218-----.343-----.436-
    2-1/2"-2.875”----.083---.120-----.203-----.276-----.375-----.552-
     
  22. Ian Berky
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    Thanx guys for the nice feedback!!!!!
     
  23. FlynBrian
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    Great Job Ian!
    Thanks, inspires me to make my own column. The slip collar is a good idea, but the way you did yours is fine also. There are millions of factory steering columns out there in use with holes drilled all the way through the steering shafts. I had a OT Mustang drag car and the factory column in those have a hole drilled all the way through the shaft with a bolt and pinch nut holding the steering shaft to the column about 50% material gone.:eek: Ford engineers thought it was just fine. Your hole you drilled in your column has way less material removed. It will be fine.:D
     
  24. OLLIN
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    Awesome tech. I used those OSH bearings on my old steering column too. Haha
     
  25. I'm going to pile on and say a big thanks to Ian for posting this.
    one for the archives for sure.
     
  26. chinarus
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    from Georgia

    Awesome job! Got my vote for the tech winner
     
  27. Ian Berky
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    Thank you guys for the kind words!!!!:eek:

    Should be plenty safe ....... but not a contender!!!!!;)

    HAHA!!!
     
  28. Shane Spencer
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    this is awesome, i was just lookin at a speedway column and they want like 150 for the basic one. wtf ! ill be making one now :D
     
  29. misfit2
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
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    from Maryland

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit"> <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> This is fantastic, thanks for the great tech.!!
     
  30. Cali4niaCruiser
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    I just refamiliarized myself with this thread as I am about to copy Ian's method for my roadster. I hope someone who wasn't around for tech week will find this bump! Great tech article!
     

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