- -
UserInfo

Welcome Anonymous




Membership:
Latest: v8ford70
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 890

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 1
Bots: 8
Total: 9
Who Is Where:
Visitors:
01. Forums
 Bots:
01. Forums
02. Forums
03. Forums
04. Login
05. Forums
06. Forums
07. Home
08. Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
We have received
33639040
page views since
July 27, 2010

Hits New Today: 11729
Hits New Yesterday: 17268

Server Time
17 December 2017 17:19:38 AEDT (GMT +11)
Mustang Technical Discussion > Pre 1973 > Pre 68 Collapsible Steering Column > Community Forums > Mustang Forum Australia - Mustang Tech

View posts since last visitView posts last 24 hoursView unanswered posts
Forum Index > Pre 1973

Pre 68 Collapsible Steering Column Reply to topic

Go to page Previous 1, 2, 3 Next
Author Message
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎


www.rocketindustries.c...d=borgeson

Link to DD shafts & uni joints. All off the shelf from Rocket.


Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
blkpny
Mustang Star

Offline
Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 818
Location: Carrum Downs VIC

0 👍 / 0 👎


There is a guy selling a box/column with reco kit for $450 I think, and I think Early Pony parts is similar for box/column.

Call me lazy, but if someone finds a bolt in fit, let me know, and I'll look into it.


Resto-Mod & Repro Mustang Parts, from the biggest & best suppliers in the Biz. For a sample of what we have, check out www.custommustangs.com.au if you don't see it there, give us a call 03 9782 8850 0438351400
Or stop into our Showroom 2/14 Lakewood Blvd, Carrum Downs
Mustangs are Addictive!
66 Coupe 418w C4 3.50 9" Convo's 10.9@122 FOR SALE
94 SN95 Coupe Supercharged V6 Daily
65 Coupe Project

View user's profileSend e-mailVisit poster's website
hybrid
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 8421

0 👍 / 0 👎


Thanks Steve!
So I just need to know what size the 68 column spline is, and should be able to get one of those straight from rocket.


View user's profilePhoto Gallery
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎


Pretty much. I just took my column down there along with the fitting on the end of the rack & matched them up. My column I think is a billet specialties job, it is already a double D.

Are you just doing this to have a colapsable column? If so you can make the standard column collapsable without to much hassle. You just need a donor column. On the XP (solid shaft from steering box) we used an early commodore one. It still uses the original steering box & to look at it you wouldnt pick it from standard. Apart from the colapsable cage in the column tube under the dash.


Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
hybrid
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 8421

0 👍 / 0 👎


Yes, that's the only reason I'm doing it.
The 68 column looked a pretty easy way to do it.
What did you do with the original solid shaft?


View user's profilePhoto Gallery
S[_]SPECT
Mustang Maniac

Offline
Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 1259
Location: WILD WEST - SOR

0 👍 / 0 👎


Jeff,
Just FYI, the ididit column's are not colapsable, they are solid shaft and tube.
I can confirm when I get home if you want.. it seems like your going another direction anyways.. Just putting the info out there for anyone else.



Cheers,
Birchy...
Dodgy Bros. Customs

Suspect 67 - www.mustangtech.com.au.../t=52.html

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎










Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎


As per above pics, cut & shut the existing shaft with the donor. Where it has been cut & welded it is also pinned. The engineer was happy with it so its all legal. The cage in the original column tube is also from the Commodore.


Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
blkpny
Mustang Star

Offline
Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 818
Location: Carrum Downs VIC

0 👍 / 0 👎


I like the drying rack!

How did you mount it, so the tube can slide down, and use the crush part of the tube? From what I saw, the tube is hard mounted to the dash, and won't move.

I thought the ididit column wasn't collapsable, when I last looked into it.


Resto-Mod & Repro Mustang Parts, from the biggest & best suppliers in the Biz. For a sample of what we have, check out www.custommustangs.com.au if you don't see it there, give us a call 03 9782 8850 0438351400
Or stop into our Showroom 2/14 Lakewood Blvd, Carrum Downs
Mustangs are Addictive!
66 Coupe 418w C4 3.50 9" Convo's 10.9@122 FOR SALE
94 SN95 Coupe Supercharged V6 Daily
65 Coupe Project

View user's profileSend e-mailVisit poster's website
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎


In an impact the column will slide & collapse through the cage in the tube & the shaft will also collapse. Hopefully it never gets tested.

It got painted in the booth, its just hanging there so it didnt get scratched Smile


Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
blkpny
Mustang Star

Offline
Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 818
Location: Carrum Downs VIC

0 👍 / 0 👎


I thought the cage would colapse from an impact on the steering wheel, not from an impact on the steering box.
If the column is attached to the dash, so that it can't move the column tube won't colapse.

Thats what I thought, anyway.


Resto-Mod & Repro Mustang Parts, from the biggest & best suppliers in the Biz. For a sample of what we have, check out www.custommustangs.com.au if you don't see it there, give us a call 03 9782 8850 0438351400
Or stop into our Showroom 2/14 Lakewood Blvd, Carrum Downs
Mustangs are Addictive!
66 Coupe 418w C4 3.50 9" Convo's 10.9@122 FOR SALE
94 SN95 Coupe Supercharged V6 Daily
65 Coupe Project

View user's profileSend e-mailVisit poster's website
soc123_au
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 2616
Location: Thinking of a happy place

0 👍 / 0 👎


It will collapse either way. If the front is hit hard enough to drive the rail back & move the steering box then the column & tube will give way. If it was hit from a chest impacting the steering wheel, the shaft will give way & the column tube will slide where it mounts to the dash allowing the tube to crush. Like I said I wouldnt want to be the crash test dummy testing it out. An impact that hard & you are going to keep the ambos busy for a while regardless of the column type. Honestly the only reason we did it in the XP was we had to for the engineers report. In saying that accidents happen & if that mod is the one that saves your life then its happy days.


Album Link Below.

s608.photobucket.com/p...s_Prestige

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
Shaunp
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 29, 2010
Posts: 4112
Location: Brisbane Bayside

0 👍 / 0 👎


You can put an XY collapsable inner striaght into a 66 outer as long as you use a falcon top bearing these are the same to XF. Cut the 66 outer short at the bottom and fabricate a floor mount plate to hold it, swage the hole in the plate so the outer will slide in it. once in situe glue it in with Sika so it can break and slide if you hit some thing. Machine the box shaft to take a rag joint. Cheap option, looks stock. XY inner is the same spline on the top end as a Mustang so any mustang wheel will work.
The falcon top bearing is in a rubber boot, you need this then it's a perfect fit in the top end, chuck the mustang top bearing stuff.


View user's profile
hybrid
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 8421

0 👍 / 0 👎


Hmm... so many options.
How hard is it to get hold of an XY inner?


View user's profilePhoto Gallery
hybrid
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 8421

0 👍 / 0 👎


$145 for a 68 column and shaft from Capital Classics.. so that's a cheap enough option.
Hopefully they have one with the shaft and not just the outer and I'll be good to go.

(Hi Nuts)


View user's profilePhoto Gallery
All times are Australia/Sydney
Go to page Previous 1, 2, 3 Next


Jump to:

TopPostersToday
   rkmiller73 
 Posts: 
 2 

   66STNG 
 Posts: 
 2 

   Husky65 
 Posts: 
 2 

   Nuts 
 Posts: 
 1 

   cage 
 Posts: 
 1 

   StephenSLR 
 Posts: 
 1 

ComingEvents
Mon Dec 25, 2017
Event Christmas Day
 
LatestForumPosts
Last 10 Forum Messages

C4 automatic - replace with AOD or 5 speed manual
Last post by Dwayne in Pre 1973 on Dec 17, 2017 14:31:40

Nuts Goes SImple EFI
Last post by Nuts in General Tech Advice on Dec 17, 2017 07:46:57

Mustangtech Bathurst Clubhouse...
Last post by cage in Mustang Projects on Dec 16, 2017 11:39:59

Project Brandy
Last post by cage in Mustang Projects on Dec 15, 2017 16:14:55

CJ pony parts clearance
Last post by lukep6470 in Mustang Projects on Dec 15, 2017 12:05:48

Years in the making....
Last post by MNT67 in Mustang Projects on Dec 14, 2017 22:37:11

Ronin187 - pics as promised
Last post by Ronin187 in Mustang Projects on Dec 14, 2017 20:19:27

OVER HEATING AT IDLE
Last post by 123abc in Pre 1973 on Dec 14, 2017 16:08:29

Jacko's Project
Last post by rkmiller73 in Other Projects on Dec 14, 2017 06:19:55

Mile stone (for me anyway)
Last post by MustangMedic in Events on Dec 13, 2017 06:00:53

SocialMedia

Like this page? Google +1 it!