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Old May 21st, 2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Feel like a newb, but can the steering box be flipped upside down so I do not have to notch my hood with the 10" extension?
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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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If you flipped the box upside down your pitman arm would be above your steering column and it would interfere with it unless you had a quite a few U joints and probably not be worth the effort.
It could be moved back . Consider making a piece of tubing with mounts for the box and weld it to the back of the beam.
Others have used rack and pinions or even center mounted the stock box.

Personally i kinda like the hood notched.
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Try it. Then figure out why it steers backwards.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Steering box flip?

Just do something like this...





Just a piece of angle iron coming off the top tube at the same angle that the box would normally mount. Drill a couple holes in it that line up with the steering box bolts. Add a brace down to the lower tube so it doesn't flex and call it done. Hood on this one was all the way touching the top tube and no need to notch. Was regularly freeway speed tested with no adverse affect on the handling or steering.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 08:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Steering box flip?

If you flip the box, the grease runs out. Use the grease "Dough" , its like play-dooh.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #6
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I like this idea. Off we go then.
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Why the quick steer ?
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Try a superbeetle box, they steer out the front.
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