Gain extra benefits by becoming a Supporting Member Click here find out how!
Classic Performance Products Classic Parts
Ciadella InteriorsAmerican Auto Wire Classic Industries
Chevs of the 40sDanchuk Catalog
Hellwig Products IncPerformance Rod & CustomEcklers AutoMotive
Nu-Relics Power WindowsRain Gear Wiper Systems
Impala Bob's Bob's Chevy Trucks Bob's Chevelle Parts Bob's Classic Chevy



Username Post: Steering column mount        (Topic#348257)
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 131
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
11-17-17 07:30 PM - Post#2714810    

Anybody have any pictures of how they mounted their factory steering column after doing a jag or mustang front end swap? I cut my shaft and am ready to connect it to my Jag rack and pinion but I'm looking at how to attach it to the firewall. I thought about welding a plate to the firewall, cutting a hole for the column and then tack welding it to the plate. That pretty much end up making it a permanent fixture to the car. Not a big deal to me since I don't see any reason for me to ever change it out.





53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 

Chevs of the 40s

Bel Air kiwi 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 4325
Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
11-17-17 10:22 PM - Post#2714820    
    In response to postalcop

Hi Postalcop, It depends if you want to have a shifter still running down the column. If you don't then you can weld a tab on the column 90* out from the old pear-shape opening and slide the column in from the top and rotate it into position. I would put a support plate around the opening to tie this to.

Alternately if you put the weld to column plate on the inside then it's no big deal to remove the column by undoing your universal joint. Lift out from the inside (Spline or "D" shaft.)
Then just cut out a reinforcing plate for the engine side so its doubled and a bit tougher. I would be inclined to weld short bolts through by tacking the heads to the interior plate so you can do it on your own.

Also I would get a Frost plug and a greased battery terminal felt and glue it on the end of your column to keep it sealed and protecting the bearing.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 11-17-17 10:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
hpva 
Contributor
Posts: 419
hpva
Age: 64
Loc: Kinderhook NY
Reg: 03-31-13
11-18-17 07:00 AM - Post#2714834    
    In response to postalcop

You can get a universal steering column floor mount from vendors such as Summit Racing,it bolts to the floor inside of the car where the steering shaft goes through the floor.That`s how I did mine in my 54.Also if you still want to use a column shifted 3 speed go to the Jim Meyer Racing website click on support then instructions and go to bottom of list and click on modifying a 39-54 Chevy steering column.

[URL=http://s275.photobucket.com/user/hpva53/media/Bel Air/Homers542014-03-27018 _zps7d64af95.jpg.html][IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/hpva53/B elAir/Homers542014-03-270 18_zps7d64af95.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


 
50hotrod 
"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 959
50hotrod
Age: 61
Loc: Wisconsin
Reg: 07-25-11
11-18-17 07:56 AM - Post#2714837    
    In response to hpva

I used this mount after covering the opening like you did.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-Universal-...

I had this mount but found the first one worked much better and easier to fit and remove if needed.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Ididit-2401300010-S...




Well, you know what's wrong with the world today

People done gone put their Bible's away

They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land

"Simple Man" By Charlie Daniels



 
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 131
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
11-18-17 08:37 AM - Post#2714839    
    In response to 50hotrod

Thanks for the replies. I will not be using the column shifter. Thanks for posting the links 50hotrod, I did not know there were aftermarket options.

Kiwi, yes my dad made a cap to weld on the end of the column to protect the bearing.

53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


Edited by postalcop on 11-18-17 08:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
kiwi54chev 
Forum Newbie
Posts: 9

Age: 33
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-08-17
11-18-17 10:41 AM - Post#2714846    
    In response to postalcop

We put a plate on the inside of the cab and then a cheaper version of this column mount on the outside in the engine bay.

http://www.kruzinkustoms.com/view/hot-rod-parts/st ...

Looks pretty tidy



 
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 131
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
11-27-17 07:27 PM - Post#2715998    
    In response to kiwi54chev

So the link that kiwi sent gave me an idea.I figured there had to be a way to make something so I went to Home Depot looking for pipe. I knew the steering column was 1 3/4 inches so I got a hole saw that size and walked around the store. I ended up walking to the electrical aisle and found conduit labeled 1 1/2 inches but the hole saw fit inside, so I bought it.


I cut it in half. It was a very tight fit for the column so I used a die grinder on the inside so the column fit in it easier. I then fastened the column up the way it should be and welded the pipe in place.




I think it should work out well.

53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
Bel Air kiwi 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 4325
Bel Air kiwi
Loc: New Zealand
Reg: 04-24-14
11-28-17 07:10 PM - Post#2716192    
    In response to postalcop

Hi Postalcop, That will work fine, though you could have welded your inside shape direct to the column and bolted it through the firewall, with a plate on the outside. Both versions are removable from the inside, but yours is adjustable which could be a real benefit.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
flatout 
Member
Posts: 147
flatout
Loc: NW
Reg: 12-15-01
12-08-17 07:52 AM - Post#2717296    
    In response to postalcop

Here is what I did on my '51. I need to clean it up a little more and paint it before final assembly.











 
Cruzin Okie 
"2nd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 676
Cruzin Okie
Loc: Jay, Oklahoma
Reg: 10-26-11
12-08-17 10:34 AM - Post#2717313    
    In response to flatout

Hey, could I just bring my car out to you, and you could use mine as a test platform. You do good work!!


Johnnie

1950 styleline deluxe sports coupe, 350 cid, TH 400, nova rear end. Gen IV Vintage air. SOLD!
1953 210 4 Door, 235 with Powerglide. All original except for the 1954 hood bird.

John 3:16



 
flatout 
Member
Posts: 147
flatout
Loc: NW
Reg: 12-15-01
12-08-17 02:36 PM - Post#2717330    
    In response to Cruzin Okie

Thank you. I’m afraid it would take longer than you would want to wait.



 
hpva 
Contributor
Posts: 419
hpva
Age: 64
Loc: Kinderhook NY
Reg: 03-31-13
12-08-17 03:46 PM - Post#2717333    
    In response to flatout

That really came out nice.

[URL=http://s275.photobucket.com/user/hpva53/media/Bel Air/Homers542014-03-27018 _zps7d64af95.jpg.html][IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/hpva53/B elAir/Homers542014-03-270 18_zps7d64af95.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


 
rrausch 
"14th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 13886
rrausch
Loc: L.A, Cal. & St. Louis...
Reg: 04-07-03
12-08-17 04:19 PM - Post#2717336    
    In response to hpva

Outstanding work!

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 131
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
12-10-17 08:09 AM - Post#2717473    
    In response to flatout

Looks good. Quite a bit simpler than what I did. I'd had have probably done the same thing had I thought of it.

53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
flatout 
Member
Posts: 147
flatout
Loc: NW
Reg: 12-15-01
12-10-17 12:43 PM - Post#2717490    
    In response to postalcop

Thanks. Yours will work well also.



 

Chevs of the 40s

Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

974 Views
FusionBB
FusionBB™ Version 2.1
©2003-2006 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.158 seconds.   Total Queries: 13   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0800) Pacific. Current time is 09:27 PM
Top