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Old 09-21-2011, 03:37 PM
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36 plymouth steering shaft

I would like to get an aftermarket steering wheel for my 36 plymouth.
The stock wheel is frozen onto the 1/2 '' shaft. I can remove the nut, but the
wheel will not budge despite several attempts with varouis pullers.
The 1/2'' shaft is threaded at the end for the nut. It is basically a 36'' length
of 1/2'' round pipe within a hollow tube that enters the steering box.
The section that enters the steering box has a worm gear attached. It is imposible to remove the shaft without disassembling the steering box.
My question is :
I know I have to cut the housing and shaft to remove the steering wheel,
but will I be able to adapt an aftermarket wheel to this 1/2'' round pipe?

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I would like to get an aftermarket steering wheel for my 36 plymouth.
The stock wheel is frozen onto the 1/2 '' shaft. I can remove the nut, but the
wheel will not budge despite several attempts with varouis pullers.
The 1/2'' shaft is threaded at the end for the nut. It is basically a 36'' length
of 1/2'' round pipe within a hollow tube that enters the steering box.
The section that enters the steering box has a worm gear attached. It is imposible to remove the shaft without disassembling the steering box.
My question is :
I know I have to cut the housing and shaft to remove the steering wheel,
but will I be able to adapt an aftermarket wheel to this 1/2'' round pipe?
Have you tried hitting the puller with a hammer when it is tight, also put some thing that will loosen the rust a little. You might have to give it a good hit. I would not suggest cutting the shaft unless you have another one.

Bob
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Rather than cut the column and shaft, just cut the steering wheel off. You should be able to cut thru the plastic you will probably want to cut a few big chunks out then carefully cut thru the splined collar until your down to the shaft. An air or electric cut off wheel should easily do the trick.
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