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Old 11-22-2019, 06:41 PM   #1
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International steering column question

Can anyone verify that the 3800 steering column has the same nut size and spline count as the OTR tractors? Ordering for a steering wheel swap, but the company isn't sure if the big rig adapter will work on a 3800 as they haven't tested it.

Talked to 2 nearby International service managers and they're both 'pretty sure' it's the same size and spline count, but aren't positive.

Anyone with first-hand knowledge?
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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International 3800 steering wheel swap.....the T05 International steering wheel hub adapter used on the big rigs does fit on the 3800 school bus column.

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Old 12-01-2019, 06:26 PM   #3
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I suspected as much but wasn't sure enough to justify a reply earlier.
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I guess I'll trust the service managers a little more next time.
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I hate my 3800 steering wheel .. I want a bigger one.. does anyone still make nice big steering wheels?
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I hate my 3800 steering wheel .. I want a bigger one.. does anyone still make nice big steering wheels?


Here's the adapter I used--

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T05-Interna...AAAOSwEOpdQcrZ



I went from 18" to 16"......if you're going bigger, this is the only site I saw that had more than a handful to select from...

https://www.4statetrucks.com/interio...353.asp?page=4
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:40 AM   #7
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Good stuff!.. my Loadstar has a 20 inch wheel on it and I really like the feel of it.. I also believe the S-series could be had with 20 inch wheels.. ...



whats funny is the bus wit hthe smallest wheel.. my 3800 DEV bus which has a 16.. and not the normal 18.. has the darn stiffest power steering of all my busses..



my Loadstar with its 20 inch wheel is Literally "Cadillac" power steering.. I wish all my busses had the "cadillac" effect..



my old 1976 Eldorado had steering so assistive that I could give the steering wheel a soin and it would turn an additional turn on its own..



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Good stuff!.. my Loadstar has a 20 inch wheel on it and I really like the feel of it.. I also believe the S-series could be had with 20 inch wheels.. ...



whats funny is the bus wit hthe smallest wheel.. my 3800 DEV bus which has a 16.. and not the normal 18.. has the darn stiffest power steering of all my busses..



my Loadstar with its 20 inch wheel is Literally "Cadillac" power steering.. I wish all my busses had the "cadillac" effect..



my old 1976 Eldorado had steering so assistive that I could give the steering wheel a soin and it would turn an additional turn on its own..



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Hey man I was trying to pull mine off with a puller and after take the nut off I couldn't get the wheel to budge with a puller.... Any thoughts?
Shoot mine turns easier than my E350 does.
Reason I was pulling it was I put my desk in up front and the wheel is in the way, currently I have a table top clamped to the wheel but it's higher up than comfortable....
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