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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-10-2003, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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power steering ????

My question is this. Which is better to do? Drill the holes and put pipe in to mount the steering box. Or make a reloacator plate. I would like to know which is stronger in the long run. Also the main reason I want to do this is if I trash the frame I can simply remove and rebolt to another. Below are 2 pics which show what Iím talking about.
Some say to reuse one of the bolt holes and angle the steering box up so the pitman are clears everything. Has anyone had a problem with this? Is there any info that Iím missing? I currently have everything I need just need the fine tuning

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Re: power steering ????

Can't help you but mabey you could find something in this link.

Hope this helps. See ya


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Since the bolt paterns are right on top of each other. (assuming the relocator plate shown is the one you
are using, not jusat a sample) I'd say its a draw, so long as the plate is thick enough not to flex.

Speaking of flex, since the frame is not designed (read gusseted and braced) for power steering, you
need to watch for frame flex. If you have any, the frame will work harden at the flex point, eventually
fracturing. PS puts more strain on the members so be thinking about where the strain is going. You can
do the basic install, and have someone crank the wheel back and forth while looking at the structure.
You might even clamp something to the opposit side to use a s a tellteil reference point, maybe a yardstick.

Angleing the box, that is more a function of the steering wheel input shaft angle. You dont want to get
the angle too steep or you can get some rotational speed differences, just like a driveshaft will. I have
never seen a CV universal, sized for steering, but maybe someone knows about one? if tha angle is withing
the univeral's working angle, go for it. Don't expect too much out of a rag joint on this subject though!
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Re: power steering ????

this is the point i was making.

i have seen several setups and i dont like the angels

i was also thinking of making a plate for the outside kinda to beef it up just a bit

both would be 1/4 or atleast the inside 1/4 and the out side 3/16

here is a pic of one that i help at the end of. this part was done when i got there

as for the u-joint
you use the upper part and cut the lower part where the rag joint is and the weld together

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-10-2003, 05:46 PM
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Re: power steering ????

I have recently done this, I used a plate o/s the chassis with tubing welded to it, the tubing did not get welded to the chassis.
On the inside I used a wedge of steel which angled the box straight at the steering wheel. Used a rag joint and went driving.
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