Now that I have a blank slate to work with, the real fun gets to start. That fun being making a hole for a traditional steering box to fit in such a way that it won’t interfere with the oil filter adapter, keep the pitman arm from hitting the frame, and tucked up as high as it can possibly be. Easy right?
Doesn’t look too bad there right? Well unfortunately, the oil filter adapter (talked more about in a later post) isn’t installed, and the box is nearly touching the bung for it. So that means that the box needs to be recessed into the frame quite a bit (like nearly 1-1/4”). So out comes the death wheel to do some hacking:
A quick test fit of everything (more info on the steering shaft will be in a later post):
Slapped some paint on it and called that portion of the job done. I still need to get some lines made up for the steering, finish the steering shaft, and align everything before this portion is complete. This portion is by far the most time consuming part of the project.