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Cross steer steering set up ?
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:52:46 PM »
 If anyone has any pics of a cross steer set up, I sure would appreciate it.

 
  I have a place in mind for my steering box. I would really like to angle it a little towards the steering column. WOuld that be a problem ?

 Also do you mount the column first or steering box first ? I just cant get it in my mind how to get it to couple together.

  This is new territory for me. I have never built a steering from scratch before.

 I have a vega box already. It is set up at a 90 deg. from the pitman shaft to the input shaft. I wish it was a 30 deg or something. I have nothing for a column yet. Was thinking about just building one. I seen a wright up on how to build one and it looks pretty easy to build.

  Any way if anyone could get me in the right direcrtion I sure would appreciate it.

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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 12:15:55 AM »
Watching this for I need help with mine as well.
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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 01:28:40 AM »
I have experience setting up Vega cross-steer. The usual procedure is to tack the box in first, since that's the most crowded and critical area, then fit your column to that by use of whatever connecting shaft lengths and u-joints are required. 

Mount the box as horizontal as possible; the pitman arm should arc mostly horizontal. Also your drag link and tie rod should be as horizontal as possible, and as parallel with one another as possible (see illustrations).  I add "as possible" on all those positions because cross-steer systems can tolerate some misalignment if it's necessary to solve clearance issues. But keep in mind that anything off horizontal becomes more acute at the extremes of steering system travel.

Set it up with the steering box in it's centered position and the front wheels centered (duh, right?).




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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 08:16:36 AM »
 Ok that helps.   

  I cant get the steering rod perfectly parallel to the tie rod bar. My motor mount is in the way. But it is not out by much. 

  Ok getting the column to the box is going to be the hard part.

 I will get the box mounted tomorrow and take some pics to see if you all think it is right.

 Thanks

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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 05:36:05 PM »
Reviving an older thread.  Did you ever get the box mounted?  Connecting the column to the box shouldn't be a problem.  Your column could be 1-1/2' off the line to your box and a couple of steering u-joints would take care of the problem.  With cross steer your box is mounted towards the front of the frame and the column is mounted at the firewall.  Make up all that difference and angles with sector shafts and u-joints.  You can pick up u-joints through Speedway for $70 or do it the rat rod way and hit the yard.  There's a zillion cars with u-joints and sector shafts just waiting for you.  Just match up the splines to your box and column.  At Pick-N-Pull they want $11 for u-joints and $13 for sector shafts.

I'm running a Suzuki Samauri box and column in my roadster.  Haven't got the column to box hooked up yet but I have a couple of u-joints and shafts ready to go.  I notched the frame to mount the box 'cause I needed as much room as possible for the radiator.






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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 05:55:06 PM »
looks good to me  ;D
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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 01:11:44 AM »
PVC tie rods?  Yikes!   :o   Just kidding; I know they're for mockup. Good idea!
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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 07:37:54 AM »
That looks really good.......
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Re: Cross steer steering set up ?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 05:51:38 PM »
Ahhhh,another helpful thread,Thanks

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