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Rack & Pinion '55 Chevy Truck

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

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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/>

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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.
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