Rack & Pinion '55 Chevy Truck - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rack & Pinion '55 Chevy Truck

Anybody have a Rack & Pinion that works with a 3" drop axle?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2012, 09:25 PM
Dennis W. Parks
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 56
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Check with Unisteer and/or Maval. I believe Maval actually manufactures the rack and pinion steering for the Unisteer. I have not seen one of their catalogs in awhile, so I'm not sure if they have something for your application, but they might. <http://www.unisteer.com/>

Author of automotive how-to books
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2012, 07:14 PM
cal1320's Avatar
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: central FL
Posts: 271
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
What are you looking to do. Mount the rack to the axle? I'm collecting parts to do this swap. Rack from a saturn/chevy malibu (late model), Build your own rack mount(watch the clearance on the oil pan), Telescoping steering shaft (1'' to 3/4''), stock 17mm OD rack U joint (stock rack joint will accept a 3/4'' double D steering shaft inside), stock or aftermarket steering column, U joint to fit column to steering shaft. Remove the balls from the steering arms and use tie rod ends. Tie rods can be fabbed very easily from summit and speedway motors and will be different lengths. Dont worry too much about tie rod angle, as there is no bump steer with the rack mounted to the straight axle.
I'm very intrested in what your doing. I just need the time to do mine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevy truck rack n pinion Harfab Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 02-22-2009 08:17 AM
Rack & Pinion Steering on a Chevy C-20 Suspension? Dusty82 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 03-01-2005 09:15 AM
Anyone using the Maval/Unisteer rack&pinion in a '57 Chevy fordSR Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 12-09-2004 01:56 PM
rack and pinion 1955 chevy truck chevy551958 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 09-20-2004 01:40 AM
rack&pinion bighotroddin Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 09-05-2003 11:33 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.