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      Hi all, Ive got no space for a steering arm on the frame of my current project so im going to have it on the cowl, how was this done on 1/1 cowl mounted pitman arm rods?, was there just some brackets supporting the steering box?
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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Mike, if you were to mount the steering box under the dash of a 1:1 cowl mounted pitman arm it would require some substantial bracing. I've seen them mounted on tubing bent like a small roll bar mounted to the frame under the cowl and on heavy brackets welded or bolted to a beefed up fire wall. I like the tubing as it makes for a cleaner look.
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    Cheers, I'll see what i can do, this meant to be for my "Quick" build, ill have pics up soon, Ive got the body block sanded, got the boot opened and hinged, press in interior panels all round like on Steve's builds, fake leather on the interior panels, 4 inch drop rear Z, new floor being finished etc.
    not really been a quick build, im just putting in more hours:)


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    Also check jalopyjournal.com you can search for "cowl steering" and there are several entries by different people showing what they did. They have a tech archive and HAMB (message board) with all kind os stuff like that. Be careful though, it is quite addictive.
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    WOW thanks for that site:D its great for someone like me who rarely gets to see real rods


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    RJM ya beat me to it. I've been pushin' the hamb around here myself.

    Addicting? Naaaa....lol! Should be required reading for anyone buildin' a deuce or a T. REALLY!

    Check out 3WLARRY's '32...it's [I]almost[/I] too nice. Check out this thread where he's showin' off his new steering box setup, but search the other threads he's started as well. The car is just...just...so...[I][B]dang nice[/B][/I]!

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=68504

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    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    Great site. You're right, this could be addicting. :)
    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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    Yep. Make sure when you enter, someone knows you are there. It's too easy to get sucked in and just be there for days on end.

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    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    Now I've really gon and done it. I went and signed up at the H.A.M.B. I gell in and I couldn't get out. Fortunately my wife needed something done and pulled me out.
    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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    Wow, for the equivalent in Aussy dollars I have three quarters of a car built. Just goes to show, a fool and his money.
    Donít get me wrong, nice work but 6 grand?? No way! With a little time you can di it all yourself a LOT cheaper.
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    :) :) Guys have you tried searching "big deuce", lots of 1/8 stuff


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    Hey Doc, I agree. Six grand is wayyy over the top for a steering setup. My mind would tell me to take that 6k and go buy a milling machine. lol

    I won't hold it against him though. I think the end results are worth sacrificing the ability to say "I did that" in this case.

    Hopefully you guys found this thread and saw the finished beast.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=94285

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    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    Search "Sunday Models"...

    Hahaha good to see ya signed up, HFC and Rob.

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    :) :) Guys have you tried searching "big deuce", lots of 1/8 stuff
    [FONT=Arial]Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.[/FONT]
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    Here's a shot of what Royce Glader did with his '29 Ford Pickup Roadster.

    One of the best installs I ever saw; inside and out.
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    Anybody got an extra drool rag? Sweet!
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