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Old 09-20-2005, 06:14 PM
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Starting a project (28 ford sedan) that has a older TCI frame with the mustang (65 I'm told) steering box in place. The column is very upright, and a little tall (we intend to chop the top), so we are thinking of changing something. Our first thought is a Tilt column. Don't want big and bulky. Is there a later mustang box with tilt column that will bolt in? Has anyone cut the column and case and put in a joint to make a fixed angle? Any suggestions? Thanks

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There are a number of ways to go on your project,
You could go to a flaming river tilt column with rack and pinion steering
You can change your steering column by cutting it down and making it smaller and build special mounts and a shorter shaft w/ joints to go through the fire wall and adapt your mustang steering box or replace it with similar style from chevy ford or corvair, or adapt it for rack and pinion steering.
There are numerous ways to go on this does your 28 have a straight front axel or independent front suspension is there room in the cab to angle the steering column with a change of seat placement, if I keep going there could be hundreds of questions and answers. are you good a fabrication or not bad and can fab some items? Picture will also help with answering your questions. There are alot of people on this board that can help so please give us all a chance.
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Thanks, obviously I got ahead of myself here. I need to regroup, take some pictures, list all the things I want to do and see how they fit together.
I'll be back.
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OK, The 30 Ford Coupe in my Avatar has a 67 Mustang steering box, I connected it to a Camaro tilt column, it works great. I chopped my top 4 inches. The coupling that I used to connect the column to the box has a U-joint in it so that allows you to mount the column at any angle that you want. I fabbed my own column mount.
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Henry, sounds like exactly what I want. Can you PM me with pictures and more details, like year/model column etc. Nice that you have a 30. Everyone tells me 32 and up is the way to go. Too many issues with the old ones. But here we are.
Started disassembly today and I have a bunch of quesitons already, starting with matching the body to the frame, but I'll put it in the proper forum. Check it out if you get a chance.
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OK, It does not mater what model..any Camaro or Firebird column will be the right length. I coupled the column to the Mustang box with a U-joint that was splined on one end to fit the Mustang box and had the Double D on the other end to fit the GM column. I got the coupler joint from Borgeson Universal Co. I am E-mailing you some pics. Hope this helps.
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