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Unread 02-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default steering gear clearance

What is the standard clearance of the steering box on T-buckets?
Has anyone done anything to adjust it higher?
On my build it is 3 inches off the ground and I am worried.
I am looking at air shocks for something like it to raise it when driving and adjust when in show mode.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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I agree, that is way low. If you can;t raise the box, think about replacement with a Unisteer rack and pinion. You can bolt it to where the box is now, plus gain clearance and a better part.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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can you post some pictures?
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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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I will get some pictures up tonight.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #5
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see the 23 PaddyWagon gallery for steering clearance pictures
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Unread 03-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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OUCH!! I can see a man hole cover hitting that gear and ruining your day! Think I'd be looking for another way to make my car turn!
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Unread 03-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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I think you will have to use this setup like pictured below. Mount the steering box on top of the frame. I'm sure you will have to get a different steering box than the one you already have though.


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I was hoping to employ air shocks to raise the front and rear.
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I can see it now! A T Model Monster Truck!
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Unread 03-14-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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LOL!!
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Unread 03-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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Ok Paddy, I have just what you need to cure your steering clearances.
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No longer have steering, so removed pics.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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WOW!!! How much Lee?
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Unread 03-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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It is a Schroeder steering unit, with 14 3/4 wheel, with quick release. It has 10" c/c pitman arm for. $300.00 If new around 1500.00. I was going to use it in my roadster, but decided to go with rack and pinion.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #14
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So the steering bar from the front comes to where this is mounted off the firewall?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #15
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What I have is a Spirit T-bucket kit. Would I encounter any problems by welding a bracket to the crossbeam where the leaf spring attaches? The bracket being about 5" higher, thus giving me the height I need.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #16
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I went here and saw the installation and I LIKE!!
http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/...teering_setup/
Lee, are you selling the unit you have? If so what are the specs of it?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #17
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Bob, the steering shaft on mine is about 12" from the bottom of the quick disconnect to the box. It could be cut and extended easy enough. One would just need to get another cover, which is 1 3/4 light wall tubing. I think it may be same material as exhaust tubing.
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Lee, PM sent. John
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