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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-18-2002 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am just trying to separate the (very long) steering column shaft from the gear box. No mention of that in my manuals, and my own 69' has the much easier rag joint connection. How do I get the shaft out of this box............?

Thanks for any replies!

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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-18-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by skips69:
I am just trying to separate the (very long) steering column shaft from the gear box. No mention of that in my manuals, and my own 69' has the much easier rag joint connection. How do I get the shaft out of this box............?

Thanks for any replies!


My '65 has the long shaft. In replacing the box with a FR box, I removed the drivers seat, the steering wheel, the column sheath, the left shock tower brace, the z-bar clutch linkage, spark plugs and the left header, the left valve cover.

I pulled the Pitman arm using a clamping puller. A bungee was tied around the old box to keep it from falling and the frame bolts were removed. While holding the box the bungee cord was removed and the box rotated slowly and brought upward as my helper held the long shaft from hitting anything in the interior. Rotating the box while bring it forward and upward along the left shock tower. It was a tight fit but it came out and the new one was installed in the reverse sequence.

If you have a power brake booster in the way, this likely wouldn't work without also removing the master cylinder and power brake booster.

To avoid all this, it is possible to remove it from the bottom side if you have the car on a hoist. In this case, removing the tie rod and engine crossmember is required. This allows you to go down and out rather than up and out.

Good Luck!

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-19-2002 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, this shaft has to stay assembled to the box is what I am gathering? Seems like it should come out somehow, but I don't see anyhting jumping out at me to tell me that.

Thanks for the reply.

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Pierre
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From: Near Paris, France
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 12-19-2002 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Checks this out:
http://66.96.130.106/archives/2002/07/steeringbox/index2.shtml

Unfortunetely, in their exemple the engine is out of the car !!

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Moneypit
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From: Sacramento CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-19-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Early '67s had the long shaft steering box. The shaft is intergrated into the box (i.e. cannot be separated).

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skips69
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From: Catlin, IL USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-21-2002 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skips69   Click Here to Email skips69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what I was looking for. Thanks for the reply, now I know exactly where I stand on it. I will likely drop the pitman arm from the box and leave it in place.

Thanks for the replies!

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