This had a steering column off a Ford model-T.
The steering shaft went under the engine and came out in front of the axle.
This put the steering wheel down really low.
The front of the steering shaft had a piece of metal welded to it with a rod that went out to one of the wheels.
The new front axle has a steering arm that sits up over the wheel and rotates forward and backward to steer the tractor.
This is a 1 to 1 right angle gear box off a mower deck.
It has a splined collar that fits on one of the shafts.
I'm going to use it to bring the steering shaft out the side of the frame.
A section of 3/4 inch steel rod is welded to the splined collar and a bracket is machined out to mount the gear box to the frame.
The gear box and steering shaft are mounted in place.
The steering shaft is supported on the frame rail by a pillow block bearing.
This is one of the legs off a round metal table.
I'm going to make the steering column support out of this.
The table leg is trimmed to size and one end is welded to a steel plate.
This is then bolted to the side of the frame rail.
The upper end of the support is trimmed out to fit the model-T steering column.
The support is then welded to the steering column.
The steering column and support are mounted.
his is the new steering arm that will mount on the steering shaft.
The steering arm and steering rod are mounted.
The front wheels turn fully in both directions.
Edited by MH81, August 28, 2016 - 09:05 AM.