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Old 11-21-2017, 02:31 PM
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Default Home made steering column

I would like to build my own steering column from scratch. I have tried googling the subject and several come up but the photo bucket ransom has lost all the pictures.
Does anyone have any tutorials that still have the pictures?
I am thinking exhaust tubing (SS?) with bearings and 3/4" DD shaft, a measuring cup for the bell at the wheel end, etc.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:29 PM
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Sounds like you have it fgured out. Doesn't need to be complicated.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:59 PM
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If you have lathe access, delrin makes for a great bushing and it's very easy to work with.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:15 PM
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What is the general consensus on using a telescopic or collapsible steering shaft?
I can't see how it would make much of a difference on a model a with cross steering. The engine would smash me long before the steering column would come into play.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:23 PM
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What is the general consensus on using a telescopic or collapsible steering shaft?
No use for one in a hot rod.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:46 PM
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What should I use for the top end of the column to mount the steering wheel?
All I have been seeing are the quick release hubs (Not for highway use).
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:41 PM
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Speedway Motors has a hot rod column just like you describe. They probably have something you could use to mount the wheel if you still want to make your own.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:07 PM
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What is the general consensus on using a telescopic or collapsible steering shaft?
I can't see how it would make much of a difference on a model a with cross steering. The engine would smash me long before the steering column would come into play.
I`m no steering / suspension guru by any means, but I think some room for moving in and out would be to prevent locking up due frame flex
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:24 PM
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If you're using Google Chrome, here's the link for the photobucket fix. You should be able to see pics after this download...............
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...iaedg?hl=en-US
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