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PostSubject: steerting coulmns solutions?   Sat May 19, 2018 2:06 am

Hi everybody:
a few years back I had a steering shaft snap on my 57. Thank God it happened in the best place possible, at the shop I was going to pay my bill at. Its scary when a wheel comes off while you're holding it. As time goes on Im feeling the replacement i got is getting the same squishy feel the original had prior to braking. I think it just might be me, but again Im getting scared. In a magazine I saw a fellow who runs a desoto in the silver state classic. he had a collapsable column out of a cadillac. I'd sure like to talk to him if anyone can hook me up. Anyway, have any of you looked into replacements? ididit and others seem a popular choice in a lot of cases. Only things I could find was for a b or e bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: steerting coulmns solutions?   Sun May 20, 2018 7:58 am

Is this a manual or power steering setup? Is the shaft one or two pieces? IMO your best bet would be to purchase a constant control PS unit out of a '58. One piece shaft and all but bullet proof once restored and properly installed.

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PostSubject: Re: steerting coulmns solutions?   Sun May 20, 2018 2:23 pm

Whoa! the shaft actually broke? I'm really curious to know if that's ever happened to anyone else.

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PostSubject: Re: steerting coulmns solutions?   Tue May 22, 2018 11:04 am

I am curious as well! hope this isn't a trend for aging cars.
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PostSubject: Re: steerting coulmns solutions?   Tue May 22, 2018 7:30 pm

I asked John at Big M auto if he had ever seen or heard of that happening, but he hasn't so hopefully it was a fluke.

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