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Old 12-23-2008, 02:44 AM
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46 Coupe steering swap

Does anyone know of an easy steering box/column swap for a '46 Chevy Coupe? I'm keeping the original suspension; manual steering is okay, power would be nice... Only reason to replace the box is that it is worn out with alot of play in it.

Any ideas? Thanx

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Old 12-23-2008, 04:21 AM
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The easiest swap is to just replace the box with another. Kanter should have a new one and I have a used one in the free speech auction.

I think I remember people having success using a box from a Vega too.
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For those that may be interested, I found a power steering conversion kit in The Filling Station that includes bracketing, pitman arm & instructions to mount a late model Saginaw 525 manual or 605 power steering box in 39-48 Chevy cars

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....Z5Z5Z50000014x
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I just read recently that the 605's have problems with leaks. Might be the cheap chinese knockoffs though.
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Hey Bluesman, I know you're installing a MII suspension on your coupe. Does the original suspension come off fairly easy? If I can put together a low buck MII setup for my '46, I may go that route.

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The TCI IFS I have is a bolt on unit with some welding. The old stuff unbolts but if I wasn't trying to save it I would have used a sawzall on much of it.

I have heard of an IFS that is a complete bolt on but even if you don't have a welding machine, getting a mobile welder off of Craigslist or the yellow pages is cheap.

Re the steering column, any late model GM column should work. I have one from the S-10 I parted out.
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C-10 replied to the following question on another thread. Thought it could be useful here. Not sure how you would mount the rack and pinion to the original crossmember though.

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"is there a way I can incorporate a rack&pinion to that without having to go with the mustang II frt"



Without a doubt, yes. The only thing that would be tricky is the steering input shaft, since that is a rear-steer ti-rod setup. Your rack would be behind the crossmember which ideally that is what the rack would mount to.

If it were a power rack, there comes the pump and lines from the front of the engine too.

I have not done one on a Fleetline but I believe I could pull it off. Depending on your tenacity, you could too.
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