The steering column under the dash can it be modified to accept the 36 spline steering valve that is offered by Performance off road systems? I guess my question is when you stick your head under the dash and look at the steering column right before it goes through the firewall You are seeing a tube that houses the shaft itself correct? Has anybody ever cut this away to get at the actual steering shaft itself? What I want to do is mount the steering valve right up tight to the firewall. I disassembled the column up to the clamp on the firewall. Basically what is there is a shaft with flats on it. I'm thinking I may have to cut the shaft back and weld on a 36 spline female shaft end. Any thoughts/experience on this?