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Old 11-01-2003, 02:13 PM
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Shortening Steering Column

All my steering columns are to long,I've heard of shortening a steering column.would someone know how to do this and whats involved,is this possoble? Did a search in KB couldn't find anything.Thanks

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Old 11-01-2003, 04:54 PM
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Most people avoid shortening columns because of the liability problems if things don't go 100%. You can shorten any shaft and housing if you use common sense and are a good welder. Just remember to reinforce any welds on the shaft with an outer brace.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:14 AM
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Check out Speedways newest catalog, they are selling a super short column now, have not talked to anyone that has used it, but might be a good idea.
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Old 11-03-2003, 02:04 PM
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Shortened a T-Bird column for my 53 ford. It had a splined lower end that I needed so I went up about 3" and made the first cut, then cut the rest off. I then found a 4" piece of Heavy Wall (at least 1/8-3/16") tubing that fit snugly over the shaft. Installed it 2" over one end and welded it all around and then did the other end. Make sure the sleeve fits with No slop and that your welds are good and your done.
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:50 AM
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Thanks for the advice and help,found a S-10 that might work,or take a look on the way Pony did his,
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