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Old 12-11-2015, 10:58 PM   #1271
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I wish...but negative.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:04 PM   #1272
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I think that might be my Christmas gift to myself. Just a manual one though....which I'll probably end up powering.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:29 AM   #1273
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That sounds fun. What kind of project(s) do you need one for?
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #1274
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More battles --- Hey Ol' Trunt...I'm guessing you may have discovered this already, but it turns out that Isuzu NPR steering parts are among the most oddball, expensive and hard to find on planet Earth.

Been trying to find an input shaft for a steering gearbox to use as part of the newly fabbed column. No such. Isuzu doesn't even sell that part. If you want anything other than a few of the seals...you buy a complete gearbox. For a bunch of bucks. Even a worn out "core" (when you can find one) can run $300 or so. The rebuilts are about $600. What a rip!

Went to a local gear cutter to see if he could make the small, serrated part of the shaft I need. Once again...it is so peculiar, he could not make it without buying a special cutter that would run close to a grand and probably never get used again.

So...I am spending the weekend having to re-design that part of the steering but now wondering if maybe I went down the wrong path. Next time...I'll look for something a little more...common.

Hope yours holds up well.

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Old 12-12-2015, 11:03 AM   #1275
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That sounds fun. What kind of project(s) do you need one for?
Oh no, wait! I need a project in mind....?

I need to replace a couple body panel sections on my old Toyota pickup. Plus, its just a cool thing to have. Maybe I'll make a hub cap, or a dog dish too.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:09 PM   #1276
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With all the double compound curves on my rig...I am hoping for an English Wheel. And a big one at that.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:11 PM   #1277
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Ooooo....I want one of them too!
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:26 PM   #1278
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Do they make a cordless version...???
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I've never seen a powered English wheel.
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Hey Tango. I'm not quite sure what you are trying to get fabed up--do you have a picture to share? I went with the entire Isuzu steering gear and simply changed the drag link to get the angles I needed. As far as the input shaft goes I used the original coupler and just lengthened the shaft in the steering column itself. I know shipping would be a killer but the Isuzu steering gears are very available here as it seems nearly all the medium duty trucks are NPRs so finding another gear for you would not be a problem.

I guess I'm still not clear on what you want to modify and why. Jack
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