Joined: July 20, 2011
Location: San Jose, California, USA
|Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:55 am Post subject: Late Bay Steering Box to Early Bay
|Late Bay Steering Box to Early Bay
Thanks to Bay Tripper
As I haven't updated for months i thought i should now, as i'm working on it again.
The steering box has been a major problem which failed the mot.
To carry on from my post in technical section i decided i should put it build thread.
I've nearly cracked it with the late steering box conversion, quite easy to do as well.
Here are some photo's, enjoy
The 2 boxes
The chassis rail where it needs to mount, marked for larger hole.
Template i made
Used a worn disc and a full size to get into the tight space.
The hole that needs to be drilled is on the edge of this sleeve, so i drilled the 4 dimple and drill a hole in the bottom of the chassis rail. I then put a punch through the bottom hole and tapped the sleeve out, easy.
I can reuse this sleeve when i drill the other hole then weld it.
Box sort of fitted
The hole on the other side needs opening up as the box doesn't go all the way through.
After i open the hole up i will see what i need to do here.
Right thats all for now if i can i will finish it tomorrow, but i have another problem in that i need to find a arm that the drag link connects to. The box didn't come with one.
As no one is really interested in my house i'll tell you lot, i have done it!!!
The late box fits i managed to finally get an hour on it this evening, here are a couple of pics.
yes i know the hole isn't central, those hole saw cutters are tricky without a proper pilot hole.
The dirty great big hole behind isn't to make it fit, it was rusty and also a failure on the mot.
When i remove the box to clean it i'll get a pic of what i had to cut, its the bit of the valance above the big hole that curves up.[/url]