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Old 11-25-2019, 04:48 PM
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After being a golf pro all summer and my son being born October 15th I am finally back at building my 47 ford. I have suspension well on its way and motor mounts mocked up. Now I am trying to figure out steering on the cheap.

Aside from vega boxes does anyone have a recommendation for a box and steering column that are easy to come by for cheap? I'm hoping for power steering so my wife will drive it too otherwise I would probably go with a cowel setup.

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Old 11-25-2019, 05:44 PM
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After being a golf pro all summer and my son being born October 15th I am finally back at building my 47 ford. I have suspension well on its way and motor mounts mocked up. Now I am trying to figure out steering on the cheap.

Aside from vega boxes does anyone have a recommendation for a box and steering column that are easy to come by for cheap? I'm hoping for power steering so my wife will drive it too otherwise I would probably go with a cowel setup.

Thanks in advance,

Gary
What style of build are you doing, straight axle front, ifs, fenderless?
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F1 box and column from the original truck, or one like it. Power steering is a different animal, but you really shouldn't need it on a lightweight hot rod.

Cowl steering is (generally speaking) a bad idea due to poor geometry.

You might get better results if you post the question in your build thread...

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Old 11-25-2019, 11:31 PM
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I used a power box off a S10 pickup with some kind of Chevy column in my 47 Lincoln. I think they sell a bracket for a Ford that bolts it right in, I had to fab my own mounting as the Lincoln is a little different.

I havenít driven it yet, but sitting in the carport it steered easily with two fingers.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:40 PM
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What style of build are you doing, straight axle front, ifs, fenderless?
Yes it is a straight axle, and fenderless. Costom frame, 47 ford 1 ton cab. transverse leaf front suspension.
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:43 PM
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F1 box and column from the original truck, or one like it. Power steering is a different animal, but you really shouldn't need it on a lightweight hot rod.

Cowl steering is (generally speaking) a bad idea due to poor geometry.

You might get better results if you post the question in your build thread...

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Thanks Crankenstein, I will add this in to my build thread as well.

I have what I think is a factory manual box but it doesnt seem to want to turn at all. I looked at having it rebuilt but the cheapest I can find to get that done up here in Canada is $489 plus shipping there and back so I will be around $600 plus figure out steering column etc. Seems steep to me.
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:33 PM
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I have a unisteer rack and pinion in my model A and even without power steering, it steers with one finger. Bolts to the Vega box mount.
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