Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Anybody ever make a steering column?
Piece o' cake.
One thing to watch for is that you'll probably weld brackets to the tube, which will want to bend the tube a little, throwing the bearings out of alignment. I can suggest several techniques to avoid a problem there.
On the cars we built, we had a frame tube running across the bottom of the instrument panel, and mounted a pillow block to that. Then there was another pillow block on another frame tube farther forward somewhere, so we didn't use a tube.