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Username Post: Steering shaft sticks out too far!        (Topic#351111)
BG 
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Reg: 09-12-07
05-14-18 06:17 PM - Post#2733982    

On my 57 Chevy wagon with stock steering box the shaft sticks out too far! Even with both brackets loose and the column slid forward there is still 1/2” over the 1.015 from the surface of the turn signal housing to the top edge of the steering shaft spline! The 1.015 is from the assembly manual if I understand it correctly. How do I fix it? I could shorten the shaft or put 1/2” spacers begins the saddle type bracket (instrument panel attaching bracket). But before I do anything else what should I check? Thanks



 

acardon 
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acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
Reg: 03-25-05
05-15-18 07:13 AM - Post#2734017    
    In response to BG

What is restricting the column from going any farther? Is it the slots in the dash mounting bracket? Link to dash bracket. Is the body located correctly on the frame? I would NOT cut the shaft. You could elongate the slots in the bracket or shim under the bracket.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
BG 
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Reg: 09-12-07
05-15-18 07:52 AM - Post#2734020    
    In response to acardon

When sliding it up to close the gap the bolts hit the end of the slot! I shimmed the bracket 1/2” and that will take care of the gap. Thanks



 
acardon 
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acardon
Loc: DFW TEXAS
Reg: 03-25-05
05-15-18 07:57 AM - Post#2734021    
    In response to BG

Did you try the steering wheel? or are you going just by the measurement? It could be a missprint, I have always used a small gap between the wheel and housing to adjust. It's hard to believe it could be that far off if the body is located.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 05-15-18 07:58 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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