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Old 09-22-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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does anyone know why there is not the improved steering column bracket for the 28-29 models? does the structure of the earlier models not accommodate such a bracket?
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:45 PM   #2
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does anyone know why there is not the improved steering column bracket for the 28-29 models? does the structure of the earlier models not accommodate such a bracket?
Prolly cos they were not used by Ford in the early cars. I make such a bracket for '28-9 RHD cars which can be adapted to the later ones.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:09 PM   #3
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My 29 included one when I bought the car. From the stuff I read, its only a matter of drilling one hole to modify the 30-31 support to fit the bolt pattern of the 28-29 dash rail. The reason mine needed the support was pretty apparent, so if you have a 28-29 without the support, I would recommend getting the support.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:46 PM   #4
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If you make the installation with an adapter piece of 3/16 ths plate you can do it without drilling any holes in the body.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:12 PM   #5
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ericr: Above on the BLACK band is a Search function. This has been covered many times brfore even with pics for your application if I remember correctly.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:43 PM   #6
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ericr: Above on the BLACK band is a Search function. This has been covered many times brfore even with pics for your application if I remember correctly.
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I am sure you are correct but every single time I try the "search" function on this site, I come up with literally dozens of pages of scores of hits, the vast number of which are apparently unrelated, even when I put the searched item in parentheses.


This subject does come up consistently but usually within the context of leaks around the original bracket on the gas tank.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:50 PM   #7
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Hi, Greg from Texas
i have a 1929 Pheaton RHD
I'm looking for a Steering support for my restoration.
Like all the early cars it has a stress crack on the gas tank steering support bracket.
Please let me know what you have and how we cna communicate about me buying one from you.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:51 PM   #8
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Hi, Greg from Texas
i have a 1929 Pheaton RHD
I'm looking for a Steering support for my restoration.
Like all the early cars it has a stress crack on the gas tank steering support bracket.
Please let me know what you have and how we cna communicate about me buying one from you.
Greg
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:28 PM   #9
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This might be helpful.......... does not work for a 29 Briggs body!
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:33 PM   #10
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This may be even more helpful..... still won't work on a Briggs 29!
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:18 AM   #11
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GPepper have mailed you, we produce the RHD version here in NZ , Will be your way for Pate swap next year & bring with me or we can ship, Need any other RHD parts ? may be able to help. Also produce the new short RHD steering box drop arm for lighter steering,
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:33 AM   #12
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I am sure you are correct but every single time I try the "search" function on this site, I come up with literally dozens of pages of scores of hits, the vast number of which are apparently unrelated, even when I put the searched item in parentheses.
After you click on the "Search" tab, you need to click on the "advanced search" tab, then you can select which forum(s) to search in, otherwise you're searching in all the forums.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:37 AM   #13
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You can also try searching from a browser (Google), instead of using the Barn Search feature.. A lot of times doing it this way is a little more exacting. When you get teh results look for Ford Barn results.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:41 AM   #14
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I used the 31 bracket on my 29 ccpu easy install one additional hole no problem much stronger and no strain on tank.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:44 AM   #15
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I installed a late thirty one steering bracket in my april thirty AA truck and didn't have to drill a hole .

Ford used the twenty eight-nine style cab until june thirty .
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