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Tom Dummer
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Steering Sector Reply with quote

I'm hitting a wall here. I need to connect a chevy tilt column with a Ford 4x2 converted box. I have nothing to start with. Can't find old parts in yards & Flaming River wants well over $300.00 just for that shaft.
Any ideas where to go from here? I even tried to buy a complete 79 F150 4x4 to part out and the CL contact waited three days to respond to tell me he sold it the day before.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we're at "only" just over 200, so that's a start!

For the JY route, the box is a 3/4 x 36 spline shaft, which probably the most common out there. Shafts are pretty common, but the upper would depend on your column. Many GM vehicles use the 1" DD shafts, while Ford tends to use 3/4 x 36 also. If you're running a stock EB column still, then you're stuck with either a weld-on (not as desirable of course), a bolt-on (not as desirable in my mind anyway) or a 3/4" DD where you grind your 3/4 round flat on two sides like our video shows.

What column you running?

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Tom Dummer
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some random column that Shawn gave me. I wouldn't think that a 20 some inch piece of shaft with two U-joints on it would be so damned expensive!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, huh! But most of that is with the joints/yokes. Every thing is made from stainless steel, which bumps up it's cost of course, but I can get you the collapsible shaft for a pretty good deal.
The yokes at about 80 a piece x2 makes a big difference when things start getting added up.

If you can find a junkyard shaft where at least the upper shaft and coupling matches the column you have, our lower at $119 is at least a level less expensive and gives you an option.

You should just get us to donate one to the not-so-Unevent and then somehow arrange to win it!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from TBP and it wasn't anywhere near that price....seems like mine was closer to $100.00 and it had the correct ends, they have custom options
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Tom Dummer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went a different route. Bought a 79 F150 rough runner.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a keyless tilt from a Shivy van (what the aftermarket columns copied) I may still ahve all the needed stuff and what not...
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