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Driveline / Collapsible steering column
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:55:10 PM »
Hi all,

This is just a refresh on Dano's original post that's aged a bit now.

I am looking for a collapsible steering column that is minimal in size, something quality that's clean and thin like the classic ratrod type from ididit or flaming river products. Has anyone used any of these on their machine?

I am aware of the cheap import plastic bush tilt columns that break as a side note.

Also I don't know of donor car columns that aren't quite large but I'm open to suggestions.


Introduce Yourself / new owner introduction
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:18:45 PM »
Hi All,

My names Brenton and I've been silently floating around this forum since '09 with the hope of buying a Bedford. It's taken some time to find a beast and for a while there I even put the idea into the too hard basket due to price and scope of work required after seeing what some of you do.

Fortunately late last year I managed to be lucky enough to buy a good project 70's CFS (I think) that was last on the road in Adelaide approximately 15 years ago. I have a feeling this van came from the eastern states though. I think it was driven by an enthusiast at the time so maybe someone might remember it.

It seems straight enough and hopefully low on rust. It has no interior or electrical but the running gear has had some effort put into it as a 302 (or 351) as a ford conversion with a c6 trans and 9inch diff. The under body is all clean enough to eat on with disk brakes all round and is registered as a v8, so while this is my first time attempting this stuff with a long way to go I figured it was a worthy cause.

There's a few areas that I don't even know where to start but that's part of the reason I'm here, to join the group and ask a million questions. I have some body work to do at the front with some wheel arches to be fixed and maybe even a fibre glass spoiler needs to be purchased. It has a custom frame on the front to mount up a lot of XB ford pieces like a grill and lights that has come with it. It also has a modified XB bonnet with the scoops ready to go which is pretty cool. Inside there is a custom frame with XB seats mounted already but your looking at the engine so there's a console/firewall that needs to be sorted out. Also has forward rack and pinion installed with a steering column that isn't mounted to anything yet, kinda floating there and I have no idea what bracket is required to secure it properly. Anyways...

I would have quizzed the original owner on some of his intentions but he's not around anymore to talk to so I just have to run with his original ideas and combine it with my own. All part of the fun I'm sure.

Picture attached on the tow truck, more to come :)


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