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Re: Rack and Pinion?
Likely any midsize (maybe fullsize) truck could be a donor.
Problem will be where and how to mount?
Solid axle moves considerable amount.
Rack mounted to frame - axle will not move on same arc or axis as tie-rod link. Will cause steering problems
Rack mounted to axle - How to allow for up, down, front, back, side and twisting movement with steering shaft connection?
Don't mean to say it can not be done... just be sure to get all your gosintas before starting the project.
The OE style Saginaw steering is already engineered, reliable, cheap, easy to find parts and very capable of handling 31" tires... What is it that you are trying to improve anyway? Not flaming - just curious. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]