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#1 junkman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 09:00 PM

I got a Case project I have been working on and have been having a hard time getting the steering down. Well the nephew is a VW guy with a bunch of junk ones to scavenge parts from. Had this brainstorm of utilizing the rack & pinion steering minus the power part of it ( i wish I could have utilized the power) and with a little more tweaking of the length, I think it just might work. Not your typical GT project, and is still too wide for standard garden tractors, but thought I would post just to maybe through out an idea. 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 06:08 AM

Keep us posted, interested to see how it turns out. Tom

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 07:12 AM

That's an interesting project. It would be a big improvement over most GT setups. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Well I got the rack & pinion finished and ready too mount. Was not super easy with inadequate tools but I think it turned out really good and will work better then any other option I had in mind. Might post a pick when I get it bolted onto the frame in a few days. Then I will have this done and out of the way and then on to so, so many more brainstorms to get the project completed. Junkman.

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Well I said I would post a pic of my modified rack & pinion after getting it mounted, and must say it is much better then any other options I had thought of. Just wish the whole project was done but no such luck.

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 05:32 AM

Fit in there really nice  :thumbs:   I wonder if a power rack could be run length wise and use just one tie rod and remove the rear facing one at the inner tie rod socket ? 



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Posted September 11, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Fit in there really nice  :thumbs:   I wonder if a power rack could be run length wise and use just one tie rod and remove the rear facing one at the inner tie rod socket ? 

ALC, I think you could and in doing so you would make it pretty narrow for more applications. I have one just like that that came off a golf cart which I thought about just adding one more tie rod end too but settled with what I got. I see the gears are starting to turn in the ol brain I see.


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