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Old 10-09-2011, 10:30 AM
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What is the difference between the saginaw steering box and the vega box?
Is the vega steering box the same one found in some of the different G M cars?

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There are several different Saginaw boxes. I assume you mean the one that is the next size larger than the Vega-Monza box. Saginaws in various sizes are found in most 60-90's GM cars.
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Thanks Bob, if i get one out of a mid size chevy, then it should work on my 36 ford?
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Yes, with some fabbing it will work..
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thanks bobcrman, I appreciate the information.
On another note, I have noticed that on some threads there are comments about people asking questions that are hard to decipher, or that we keep the forum going on too long with redundant questions and comments.
If I am guilty of any of this, I sincerely apologize. I'm just trying to build a hot rod and I figure this is the best place to get information. I am not very savvy when it comes to building my own ride, but I want to be able to say "I made this" when I take it out of my driveway for the first time and drive it down the street..
Please let me know if I am becoming a bother or if I am turning this site into a schoolroom chit chat.
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Please let me know if I am becoming a bother or if I am turning this site into a schoolroom chit chat.
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I try to monitor all the new threads. I have seen you ask questions ... but in a way that should be clearly understood by a car person

You are on the RIGHT track IMHO. Ask questions before you get into something over your head. If you do not know ... ASK away.

Now for the steering box question

Chassis Engineering makes a NICE plate that adapts the Saginaw box to a 36 Ford. Part number AS-2089. I have used this bracket quite a few times and in my opinion it is well worth the small price ... just to have a properly engineered plate that fits.

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Thank you very much Deuce, I'm always afraid that members will think I'm just another dumb female asking about things I know nothing about.
I will order that adapter and once I mount the steering gear, I can measure everything else to fit.
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Thank you very much Deuce, I'm always afraid that members will think I'm just another dumb female asking about things I know nothing about.

Donna
I had not even noticed you were a female
I even know a 55 year old man named Donna. He is like the boy named SUE ... been picked on most of his life.

I think it is great that you want to fix your 36.
My wife really likes old cars and knows a good bit about them but she stops at washing and waxing them.

This is her in the 32 3W coupe

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This is a GM Saginaw steering box from an early Nova mounted in my Deuce chassis. It's almost identical to the Vega box but ever so slightly larger. Still bolts to the same mount as a Vega though. Cost me $15 at a swap meet.



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Nice ride Deuce, I can sit in mine like that, but there's no floor per se, just a seat sitting on the rails.
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