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      Has anybody here had any experience building a rack and pinion steering system? My main concern is the two boots. Any idea's, examples or pictures would be appreciated.
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  1. Deuces-wild's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    That's a tough one Rick. You may want to check out a well equipped stationary rack at a drug store. Look for pens that have a soft rubber finger grip. That might work.
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    Drinking straws with the bend?. Probably to big in diameter
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    ..... Or you could try www.smallparts.com and order their catalog. They have tons of great stuff that could be used for modeling.
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    Try the fake worms in the fishing section of walmart. I believe that they have a ribbed section that might replicate that pretty good.
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    Bingo!! Great idea!
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    Rick.....grab an old piece of insulated wire and pull off a short length of the insulation....slip a bunch of small rubber o-rings over it and presto, you have a small rubber boot that you can slide the steering shaft through.
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    Thanks everybody, this is all good stuff. What a great bunch we've got here.


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    I never thought of using the worms from WalMart. I have to check that out and see what they look like. I think that's the furthest crossover supply we've heard. Thanks Unknown.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    HFC, the rubber worms also make for a great shifter boot. Just find one the darkest color or use a sharpie marker to blacken it and cut off the end at the desired length.
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    Great tip. Looks like I need another trip to WalMart. I have to wait until I can get into my wife's car, though. Just about another week and a half and I should be sprung.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaky View Post
    Drinking straws with the bend?. Probably to big in diameter
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    The generic Kroger straws I have measure .275" dia. or 2.2" in 1/8th. The compressed/max lengths are .4"/.85" or 3.2"/6.8". Sounds about right to me.
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    Take a stick (wood, metal). Wind some wire round it. Put shrink tube over it, and shrink it. Pull out the stick, pull out the wire, and there is your ribbed hose. Comes in any size... Does not even have to be round. Squares can be done also.
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    Gold star award goes to Herman.....this is the best tip I've seen in a long time......I'll be making all my own radiator hoses from now on....Thanks Herman, guess you can teach an old dog a trick or two.
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    Looks like a real good tip to me. Gold star material.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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