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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jhexide, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Jhexide

    Jhexide Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Hi everyone
    building a t-bucket,and i need to mock up the column,and shaft to the vega box
    how to i attach the column to the body, its fiberglass,and guite flimsy....!!!!!

    thanks in advance
     
  2. 409T

    409T Moderator Staff Member

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    PotvinGuy Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    We glassed in a 1/2" square steel tube along the bottom of the dash. The column drop bolts to it.
     
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    i am making mine with a piece of 1 5/8 tube shaped in a upside down u butted against the firewall and the width of the frame.
     
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    EX JUNK Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know what type of column you are planning on using. Personally, I don't like using a factory column as they are too bulky looking in my opinion for a T. I built my own using a piece of heavy wall aluminum conduit. I installed two bearings to support the double D shaft and the base of the column is mounted to a piece of 1/4" aluminum plate. The column is attached to the bottom of the dash by means of a piece of square steel tubing that has "legs" that go to the floor with steel plate "feet". These feet act as a body mounting point to the frame.Therefore, the column is very rigidly mounted. On the outside of the firewall there is a bearing to support the shaft on its way to the steering box. I've attached a few pictures that might help explain things.

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    The home made column and drop.

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    The base of the column

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    The shaft support bearing.

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    The steering box mount.

    Jim
     






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