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« on: January 21, 2020, 06:35:02 PM »

1970 Charger that I'm working on...
I'm trying to fit my steering column back in the car to line up the rack and pinion steering shaft/knuckles it came with. And I can't remember how it bolted up to the under dash, I believe I was missing some bolts when I took it apart anyway.
Does anyone have some pictures that might help me out? Any advice would be amazing, and appreciated 👍
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 06:49:57 PM »

You have three cars in your signature, so which one are you wanting to know about?

Make model & year all matter at times.   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 08:04:09 PM »

You have three cars in your signature, so which one are you wanting to know about?

Make model & year all matter at times.   Wink

My '70 charger haha my bad
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 12:40:27 PM »

Here's a '69.


* Column Mount.PNG (130.5 KB, 788x524 - viewed 1214 times.)
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 12:53:24 PM »

1970 columns are a one year only deal.

There are some diagrams at https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/ServiceHighlights/1970PassengerCarHighlights11.shtml showing some of the specifics.

Mounting in the car is similar to the 1968 & 1969 cars though.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 02:40:05 PM »

1970 columns are a one year only deal.

There are some diagrams at https://www.hamtramck-historical.com/ServiceHighlights/1970PassengerCarHighlights11.shtml showing some of the specifics.

Mounting in the car is similar to the 1968 & 1969 cars though.
Here's a '69.

Awesome 👍 thank you guys. It's all the bolts lining up under the dash... They aren't 😂
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1988 Mustang 2.3 liter 4 cyl.

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 02:50:46 PM »

Not an easy place to get a good photo, but seeing one or three of what you are dealing with would help.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 03:30:50 PM »

And.....

You mentioned rack & pinion, these cars did not come with that, so what has been modified exactly?
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 05:24:42 PM »

That stupid black bracket that bolts to the steering column that has the white blocks in it are different on different cars and years
Look the same but are different
I have grabbed the wrong one before and had the same troubles
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2020, 07:28:42 PM »

And.....

You mentioned rack & pinion, these cars did not come with that, so what has been modified exactly?


Yes, my car has the Reilly Motorsports alterktion kit. So it has a flaming river Foxbody rack and pinion now, and it came with a knuckle and steering shaft kit to attach to the stock column.
Here's a pic of the new K frame with the rack and pinion attached. I'll try to grab some more pics this weekend...

The white blocks on that black bracket are super deteriorated, and unable to grab the bolts that are going through it. I might just add bigger bolts and washers to compensate.


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1970 Dodge Charger SE (Main Project)
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1988 Mustang 2.3 liter 4 cyl.

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 07:11:07 PM »

Anyone else struggle with removing this item after it has been in place for 50 years?

I applied PB blaster, heat, and use a air hammer... No movement.


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Projects:
1970 Dodge Charger SE (Main Project)
1973 Dodge Charger 400 cid. (Work in progress)
1988 Mustang 2.3 liter 4 cyl.

Looking for Seat tracks for bucket seats.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »

   Are you talking about these?  https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-MOPAR-Steering-Column-Breakaway-Mounting-Capsules-R-T-Belvedere-Road-Runner/323940173281?epid=21009430597&hash=item4b6c56c5e1:g:XhkAAOxy8HlScGuG
   I had to buy these and re-do the attaching hardware also.  2thumbs
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2020, 07:51:06 PM »


Yes! Those little boogers are falling apart. Glad the repro them
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Tonight I'm Burning Star IV.
Projects:
1970 Dodge Charger SE (Main Project)
1973 Dodge Charger 400 cid. (Work in progress)
1988 Mustang 2.3 liter 4 cyl.

Looking for Seat tracks for bucket seats.
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