measurement of length of power steering shaft

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. resq302

    resq302 Well-Known Member

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    When I was pulling apart my steering column for my GTX vert, I noticed the steerting column shaft was collapsed and sliding in an out. I'd like to get it back to the proper length and then drill and put a plastic pin back in it like it had from the factory. Does anyone have the correct length of the power steering column steering shaft? This is for my 69 GTX convertible.

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    Brian
     
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    Just pick or drill the outer plastic off, line the holes back up with the inner, drill them through and then back up with some scrap and fill with plastic welder. My old man hit that wheel a little harder than he claimed when he ditched the car in '69! :lol:

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      It is 41 1/2 end to end.......Originally, they were injected molded with nylon through the two holes...........
       
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        resq302 Well-Known Member

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        Thanks for the help!
         
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        Dadsbee's method will work just fine, but I used a different approach. I lined up the holes & drilled/tapped the holes for a 1/4" threaded bolt. I used a plastic bolt from the plumbing section of a hardware store & then cut off the ends.
         
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        Lol. Funny that you mentioned that. I went to my hardware store this morning and pretty much did the same thing with nylon 8-32 thumb screws.
         
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