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.....