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Old 03-05-2012, 01:48 PM
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column floor mount possibility?

I was in the electrical Dept. at Home Depot and saw some 2" clamp connectors that I think would work for my floor column mount on my 1950 Jeepster. I bought 2 for $5 and cut the collar off one. Drilled its threaded holes out and used it for the moving part of the clamp. I made a plate to mount to the floor and drilled a 2 1/4" hole and put the clamp through the hole using its ring clamp. The angle turned out just right and my 2" column fits perfectly through the clamp. It all seems very secure, cheap, and easy to remove. Any thoughts would be appreciated? Thanks, Tom
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i wanted to make steps for my bucket for short legged people. did the sq tubing build and went to harley D for flat pegs... $60 bucks apiece??? don't think sooooo... was in lowes electrical a few days later and found chrome diamond plated sw covers...
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Additional Info on the Home made clamp

Hey Evan, would you happen to have any additional pictures. I don't understand how you joined the 2 clamps together? did you weld clamps.

So what I see is 2 C shaped clamps connected by 2 boths.
1 threaded clamp with a ring that tightens it to the sheet metal.

Maybe a few more pictures would help, I am at this step right now and love the idea of this, save me 60 buck.
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Here are a few more pictures. The clamps are electrical 2" clamps. On both clamps I threw away the steel clamp that moves and tightens with the screws. I cut the cast flange off behind the face by the 2" ring clamp on one clamp, and drilled the holes so the screws would pass through. I used this piece as the half that tightens with the screws into the other cast clamp. I took the shift arm off the column and slid on the clamp and replaced the arm. Then I slid the column and clamp through the hole I cut in the firewall. Hope this helps.
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