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Old 06-03-2016, 10:48 AM   #1721
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Mornin' Guys ---

Jack...
absolutely, Both features are still in place and very handy. I need to go back today and alter the bracket I made by a few degrees to take full advantage of them. This whole steering thing has been a...challenge (aka; PITA), to say the least.

Caddie
...I used the aluminum wing nuts just to set the depth of the screws while welding them from the other side of the sheet metal. I needed that brace to be removable. The screws will let me take it off if needed but I have decided to use flange nuts instead of the wings.

Back to work.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:53 PM   #1722
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Decent day today --- After more measuring, some graph paper work with a compass and calculating angles, I determined that I needed to take 1-1/4" inch out of the top section of my steering shaft set up to get the right action. Ran it over to my friendly neighborhood machine shop and sure enough, they threw it on a lathe and took out the needed amount. Back to my shop and with a little welding...waalah! It appears to fit and work without binding.

Then got to work on my much modified brake pedal. It too now looks like it might do the job.


Here is the chopped steering shaft (one of two necessary).


Here it is all melted together (the welding would look better if I had the right grinder).


The brake pedal with the foot pad thingie cut off and the new parts. One store-bought, one hand made.


The new homemade pad mount welded on.


And with the nifty little billet aluminum, pad mounted.

And, finally...


...the tiny little space all this crap has to get crammed into. Next comes a homebuilt footwell/box to close everything in and keep my feet out of the rain. I will probably replace the magnet holding the steering shaft in place with something else before hitting the road.


ONWARD!
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:32 AM   #1723
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It will be easy to get at the injectors should the need arise. Coming together nicely, me thinks you should get a raise!
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:39 PM   #1724
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wow talk about cramming it in there!! nice work though! the steering shaft is always tricky in any street rod.. i see more than not guys use a cavalier column and end up with a wheel thats close to horizontal.. yours looks like it will be in a much nicer position!
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:38 PM   #1725
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Yeah...I'm STILL fritzing with the angles on my steering. Will make what I hope to be the "final" adjustment tomorrow. Getting close though.

Too damned many floppy parts!
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #1726
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Too damned many floppy parts!

then just weld em together
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:33 PM   #1727
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That was tempting at times Cadillac --- But...today I think I finally have all of them where they need to be. Did some drawings and calculations and cutting and re-welding and wound up tilting it all forward another five degrees. I wanted it almost against the windshield in the forward most position. This column is adjustable in & out as well as the tilt so this will give me the most latitude for adjustment.


Here it is in the full forward position. I wanted a shot with it lowered but all my camera batteries crapped out at once. More on the way from Amazon.

This let me finalize the plan for the tiny footwell. In the future, anyone who wishes to drive this rig will have to have size four feet! Well...almost.


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Old 06-05-2016, 09:47 PM   #1728
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Hey Tango. You will love being able to steer with the wheel forward and almost flat. It makes the rig feel like a "real" bus and lets you change the position of your back when you drive. I'm beginning to see a speedy completion of your bus and look forward to a meet up to sniff each others---er---ah---tires! Jack
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:01 AM   #1729
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Hey Tango. You will love being able to steer with the wheel forward and almost flat. It makes the rig feel like a "real" bus
THIS!!!!

being that i love to drive my bus .. one of the things i love is the big steeriung wheel that is in the upper position..

Tango - this looks good.. you also have room across that windshield that a solution similar to what im using for my A/C ducting could be used in yours for your your defrost / Dash vents...

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Old 06-06-2016, 07:23 AM   #1730
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WOW! Lookin' great.

Telescopic/tilt will work mint on your misfit project.

You machined the slots for your hardware in the brake pedal, what did you use for the inlay?
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