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S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya' guys at?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Calclips, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    How did any of you who have put an s-10 body on a fullsize frame rig up the steering? A good buddy of mine just purchased a 1 ton s-10 on 44's... but the steering is all rigged together in a most unsafe way. A few pictures of the steering shaft and how you got it to line up with the steering box would probably cover it.

    Thanks a lot...
    Dan
     
  2. Jim Johnson

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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    I had to put Hydro steering on mine becuase when I moved back the motor, my radiator sat where the steering box should
    have attached.
     
  3. Jim Johnson

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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    one thing you can do is to disconnect the steering column from the fire wall, move it over as far as you can and
    drill new holes and attach.....this should help teh angle a little bit.
     
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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    a bogensson shaft might help with the weird angles.
     
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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    I am using a Hummer (Army type) steering shaft. Its super heavy duty and has 3 greasable u-joints. It only require modification (welding an adapter) on one end. I was a little apprehensive about that at first, but there really isnt a whole lot of stress on that side of the box. It works awesome.


    BTW- I retrieved it from the scrap metal bin in the motor pool where my wiife works. It didnt have any labels or anything, and like most shops on post, if nobody knows what it is/for, it goes bye-bye. I havent seen any since though.

    Hold on and I will get a pic.


    Man, it looks like there is a lot of BS wiring under there in this pic!!! Need to get my new inner fenders made to cover up that train wreck!! Anyway, here is that shaft.... [​IMG]
     
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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    At first I moved my column over a couple of inches and used a lengthened stock shaft. Now I have a Borgenson shaft and could probably use it with column in stock location.
     
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    How did you guys go about moving the steering shaft over? Also, is there a cheaper way around the borgenson steering shaft?
     
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    I just pulled the column out of the truck, cut out a bigger hole through the firewall with the same shape, drilled new holes for the mount, and patched the old hole with sheetmetal. You can only go so far as there is only a small amount of adjustment in the column under the dash. No cheaper way that I know of. You can try Flaming River. They sell shafts also maybe a little cheaper. Also S&W Racecars sells steering parts. You might be able to put a shaft together cheaper using their parts. BTW both companies have websites. Good thing about Borgeson is it comes in the mail longer than necessary (to avoid measuring mistakes ordering) and they know what size ends you need (tell them what you have). Made it real easy.
     
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    Re: S-10 Bodys on Fullsizes... where ya\' guys at?

    to the guys with s10 bodies, cheers...those rigs looks awesome
     

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