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    I thought it was about time I sorted some way of pointing it in the right direction, so here's ther steering part 1:
    Steering box is from a Lada (don't laugh). It's aluminium and well up to the task.
    I made the mount plate some time ago:





    But after positioning it on the chassis it needed to be spaced off by an inch. It would have worked fine without, but this brings the steering column perfectly in line.







    And on the subject of steering column, here is the entirely over-engineered top mount:







    Made from 5mm steel with a 3mm gusset, but it's surprisingly light.....

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    super spanky metalwork ,as usual .
    Bicester scramble ,Medusa enjoyed the trip.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-7I7-nA19U

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    super spanky metalwork ,as usual .
    Coming from you that's a real compliment. Thanks dude!

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    cool column mount , did you make the 'hole' thing yourself
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    cool column mount , did you make the 'hole' thing yourself

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    More steering goodness:
    The steering column itself is from a Mazda of some sort, and is a collapsible column - essential here in NZ if I have any chance of putting it on the road.
    Indicating duties will be the responsibility of this little on/off/on toggle switch. The two holes in the housing are for LED indicator warning lights (green of course!).
    The unit and tubes are thin-wall steel.





    The additional tube down the column is to keep the wiring hidden and secure. Ends of the tubes are turned down so that I can heat-shrink over the top of them to secure the wiring where it will go along the pivot part.





    And it's grown a quick-release hub. Not sure I'm 100% happy with this, but it will probably look OK once I've removed that ghastly gold colour




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    does the column need the 'flared' out section at the top just below the quick release hub? if not and the column were the same diameter to the top it would blend/hide the quick release hub much better. keep up the good work
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    does the column need the 'flared' out section at the top just below the quick release hub? if not and the column were the same diameter to the top it would blend/hide the quick release hub much better. keep up the good work
    Yes, well spotted. That's why I'm not very happy with it.
    I'll leave it until I've sorted the rest of the controls, then I may weld the splined section directly to the column and make another 'cover tube' for the bottom of the removable hub. Got to keep it neat!

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    Back in the thread somewhere you'll see the spanky adjustable brake pedal box which I scored (unsurprisingly) cheap.
    Unfortunately, having tried to fit it, it won't - fit that is - without looking hideous, so the only option left to me is to custom-build a pedal box.
    Back when I bought the steering column, it came with a few other parts amongst which was a manual pedal box, so I rescued the pedals and started at them with a drill:



    You'll see the original pivot hole, and the new position for the pivot half-way up.

    Dredging the scrap bin I found a manifold plate that had been cut wrongly (not by me I hasten to add), so managed to cut this:



    and these:



    From the available metal (which incidentally is about 15mm thick aluminium). It's great when you have to design parts around what's available....
    Anyhow, these will all go together like this:



    More as it happens.....

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    Main plate now suitably prettied up:




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