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Discussion in 'Bodies' started by Francis Blake, May 9, 2010.

  1. Francis Blake

    Francis Blake Active Member

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    I have another question, will the fiber glass body support the steering column or do I need to put a brace across that extends down to the frame and install a steering column drop on the brace. I appreciate the information you guys have given me since this is my first experience with fiber glass. This is a real learning experience.
     
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    On mine there is wood support on back of dash hooked to that then a swivel through body.
    Here is the swivel it is mullins.
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    Here is my flaming river mount

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    I built a 1/2 sq tubing support from windshield stantion to stantion and welded a plate on it to attach my column drop to .
     
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    If you have a good bond to your 5/8 to 3/4 plywood onto the back of your fire wall, no real need for more support if 3 or 4 bolts are used to bolt the column to the fire wall... Mine has lasted well over 20 years of very hard use.. :blush:
     
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    I'm with Ted on this one. I use 3/4' plywood on the back of the firewall and attach it with kitty hair and then tab it with glass mat around the edges. For attaching the column support I use 'T' nuts. Use a spade drill for wood to keep them below the surface of the glass firewall so the aluminum or SS cover lays flat. I mount my steering box thru the fire wall so I use the same proceedure to bolt the bottom mount to the plywood.

    Ron
     
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    Thanks guys you have given me some very helpful info, I think I can mount my column now without putting to much strain on the fiberglass.
     
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    Heres a sugestion, I used a steel plate bolted to the fire wall. This gave me a sturdy platform to weld studs and brackets to. -Don
     

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    Now thats a nice clean simple dash!!!!!!
     
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    That looks good Don. Is that lever to the left your gear shift?
     
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    What is your steering box Don? That's an awesome build. That heater would be a great addition here in Minnesota Too.

    Ron
     






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