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October 01, 2020, 06:26:21 AM

Steering column to steering box joint

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this user is offline Guy

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on: January 13, 2020, 09:51:24 PM
I was considering adding a UJ to my steering set up to allow a better angle and alignment of my steering column. By doing this I could have a lower steering wheel position and centralise it to the seat.  I would achieve this by bolting the two flanges together and then placing the UJ between the output flange which would be held into the UJ with a grub screw and probably weld too. The output from the UJ would then fit into the collapsible steering column as standard spec. Can anyone see any issues with this? Anyone have any better ideas?



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Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 10:19:49 PM
Been looking at a similar idea for my new front end as I have to change the angle of the column

Most I have seen seem to run with two joints though - Not a single one    :-\
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Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 08:03:50 PM
Looking to get mines done too, but I'm hopeless with a ruler and angle grinder.....

I guess you could do it with a double UJ like: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/universal-joints/7906750/ You can order fitted gaiters for them from RS online too, so easy to keep em greased up and clean.

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Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 06:34:47 PM
Take a look at the uj joints and column rods available from Car Builder Solutions. I will be surprised if you cannot find what you need from their selection. They provide the material grades\specs so you can be confident that the parts are steering suitable. They also show the old school way of welding up a uj without damaging the joint. (yes welding will alter the material but this can be addressed).


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Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 05:12:31 PM
Been looking at a similar idea for my new front end as I have to change the angle of the column

Most I have seen seem to run with two joints though - Not a single one    :-\

Because if you only run one UJ you'll get horribly inconsistent steering as the output and input will be out of phase with each other. Two UJ's matched correctly correct most of that.
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Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 06:16:57 PM
Thought it may be something like that -

Which way are you supposed to join them?   ???
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Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 08:25:01 PM
Fixed parts on the ends of the shaft are inline with each other as per this Rover assy.