about what year of f150? and what would you do about the steering column in a 78 pontiac? i have some smaller drive shafts off of a swather i could use to make a slider steering column would it work?
Here is my steering solution for these. I havent run it yet, but I think its gotta work better than stock. I cut apart the stock GM steering shaft, saved the ends and the center slider section. Then I welded in two steering knuckles out of metric Lincolns, and welded the GM ends on. So now it slides, has a knuckle on each end, and is a direct bolt on for the stock GM steering column and box. Like I say, its untested, but I like it so far.
That steering shaft will work really good if u wanna get fancey add a piece of 3/4 inch pipe at the end going in the car two heim joints quick release hub and there ya go a real fancey steering setup that u have about $100 bucks or less also works with ford setups
Post by MILLER-Time214 on Apr 20, 2012 19:03:06 GMT -5
77 and 79 Bonneville. Both can be driven on the road as they sit. But the rear bumper is junk on the 77. Owner says one has a 301 and the other a 4.9L. Not sure, cause I'm not familiar with the Metric Pontiac's. Any help would be appreciated. They are $1300 obo for the pair though. And they mostly clean about 96% I'd say.
Good front bumper, good tires, and a good running M/T are the basics for 77 and newer chevys.
If your front frame horns are popping then stop tilting or welding under the fire wall. I personally would rather have them bend in the frame horns in front of all the steering. It allows you to usually have steering at the end when its most important for the win.
I found the best result for the rear is to wedge all the sheet metal and one single notch about 10" forward from then end of the frame rails and let the humps collapse onto the axle. Its important to stay straight between the wheels. If the rear tires roll forward and it noses up hard and slams the front tires back, its just about over for you.
I have a few pics of my past cars is the 77and newer picture thread page 5
Tony Bellile #15 B.S. Builders Northport Hillbillies
where do these cars bend stock and is there anyway to prevent them from bending there if we cannot tilt?
More than often, the ass end always ends up plowing dirt in a couple hits. We even notched the frame 6 inch from the back, still plowed. We pre bent, still plowed. Were trying something new this year for our Hardord car. Hopefully it all works to the desired plan.
gm sedans are simple tuck notch and prebend ONE notch ONE not two three or 5-6-7-etc ONE 18" from end of frame inch wide half way down frame and bend up from there a min of 6". Take the first couple hits square will roll in and then its all luck from there
rusty 79 olds 88 still rolled perfect with ONE notch and it was BONE stock with rod in the front and 2 rod in the truck