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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #225 on: May 06, 2015 - 10:18:51 pm »
Got the steering column restored.  Thanks to topcat and anlauto.  Will have pics of the restored dash in a couple weeks.  The finish on the steering column main parts and dash is ppg black suede from instrument specialties.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #226 on: May 06, 2015 - 11:19:01 pm »
Looks good, Nice paint job! Is the crush can/steering wheel on 180 degs out?
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2015 - 06:19:22 am »

Looks good, Nice paint job! Is the crush can/steering wheel on 180 degs out?

Well they each are keyed to go on only one way so I think they're ok?


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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #228 on: May 07, 2015 - 06:43:43 am »
I was thinking that same thing. In that picture, with the steering wheel in that position, where is the main spline on the coupler for the steering box ?
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #229 on: May 07, 2015 - 06:49:59 am »
I turned and locked the steering wheel the way it should be and it looks to me the main spline on the coupler is at the bottom.




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #230 on: May 07, 2015 - 06:57:13 am »
I can't tell where the main spline of the coupler is in your photo. HOWEVER.....with the steering wheel in the correct position, the main spline of the coupler needs to be on the top. :2cents:
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #231 on: May 07, 2015 - 07:18:35 am »

I can't tell where the main spline of the coupler is in your photo. HOWEVER.....with the steering wheel in the correct position, the main spline of the coupler needs to be on the top. :2cents:

Ok thx, I'll double check tonight

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #232 on: May 07, 2015 - 07:48:33 am »
if the spline is not at the top, i should be able to just flip the coupler, no?

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #233 on: May 07, 2015 - 07:50:03 am »
question about this.

my car was put back together by a moron, is there a way to quickly fix this? the alignment of my wheel has been off  since I bought the car? Can you just pull the crush can easily?
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #234 on: May 07, 2015 - 07:51:25 am »
question about this.

my car was put back together by a moron, is there a way to quickly fix this? the alignment of my wheel has been off  since I bought the car? Can you just pull the crush can easily?
Sounds like the steering box coupler was installed 180 degrees out?
Brad
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #235 on: May 07, 2015 - 07:58:31 am »
Sounds like the steering box coupler was installed 180 degrees out?

If I undid the coupler, and just rotated it till the wheel was straight, would that not affect how many turns from lock to lock?
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #236 on: May 07, 2015 - 08:02:40 am »
If I undid the coupler, and just rotated it till the wheel was straight, would that not affect how many turns from lock to lock?
Sorry I misunderstood you. I thought you meant the steering wheel was 180 degrees out. Either the tie rods are not adjusted correctly ( to center the steering wheel)  or the pitman arm is not installed right if it has no master spline ( like the fast ratio firm feel arm)
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #237 on: May 07, 2015 - 10:10:51 am »
Yes
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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #238 on: August 08, 2015 - 12:42:15 pm »
Been too long since my last update, lots of progress.  Let's start with this ... Got the rear glass in, from AMD.












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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #239 on: August 08, 2015 - 12:44:56 pm »
And the windshield, also AMD








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