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Unisteer cross steering bracket pic's - Model A

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. fiftyv8
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    Could somebody using one of these Unisteer setups please post some good close up pic's of how the bracket looks and attaches to both the chassis and the steering unit.
     
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  2. fiftyv8
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    bump...
     
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  3. fiftyv8
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    Apologies, I said EZ steering however on reflection I did mean Unisteering bracket.
    That is what I'd like to see...
     
  4. fiftyv8
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    I bought a close out unit which came without a bracket.
    I dont have a vega steering bracket on my frame so I was just trying to visualise how the original brackets work.

    I found this pic, but would hope to see what others have done when not running with the vega swap.

    I'd be real keen to know what thickness material I should be using for this bracket...
     

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  5. Why not just pick up a vega bracket? They are only $15-20. Then you have the right thickness as well as not having to dick around trying to get the holes spaced properly.
     
  6. Andy
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    I advise selling the UniSteer. I am working on a car now for a friend. He thought it was a good idea and had one installed. You can't turn the thing. It takes three steps to get in my garage where my 32 with vega just turns and goes in. You can't park it or even make a normal right turn. Talk or better yet, drive a car with one.
     
  7. 40FordGuy
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    Andy,....Didn't know it was that limited..... Guess I'll keep my Vegamatic box..........

    4TTRUK
     
  8. fiftyv8
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    The unisteer unit did not come with its own bracket which I though would not be an issue since I did not have the vega setup any way.
    Now I'd like to see what brackest folks have when nit installing to a vegas bracket.
     
  9. fiftyv8
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    From what I have heard some folks swear by them yet others swear at them...

    It is going on a car that I dont intend to keep forever so I was not too concerned.

    Just wanted to try one out for myself.
     
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  11. fiftyv8
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  13. MrForty
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    I worked on a customers car last month that had one and was surprised by the amount of flex in the factory bracket. I did not get a picture of it sorry.


    The factory adapter bracket does not any gusset on it and the angle built into the bracket (97 degress) did not set the tie rod coming out of the rack at the correct angle. It was not at the correct height either.
     
  14. fiftyv8
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  15. rare32
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    friend of mine , benflathead, his dad has a unisteer in his 33 roadster. I drove it the other day and it seemed pretty nice to me..... turning circle was better than the most common used steering box here in Australia.

    I can try to get bracket pics but I am sure they used 3/8 plate drilled and tapped with a gusset behind it where it dropped below the chassis
     
  16. rare32
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    here is a pic where you can just see the bracket
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  17. fiftyv8
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    Made my own one piece bracket, copied it from a friends bracket.

    You wouldn't know the difference.

    Thanks to Maval Products for screwing me around, gave me the determination I needed to do it myself and saved plenty...
     
  18. fiftyv8
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    Not much point posting a pic as it looks exactly the same as the stock item...
     

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