Restromod Steering

hooligan169

New Member
Jul 30, 2019
4
0
1
52
Kentucky
I have been thinking of a new project; a 1970 notch back. The one I am looking at is a rolling chassis.

Most of the steering is missing. What would be involved in putting in the whole steering system from the rack & pinion to steering wheel from a 2005 or newer Mustang? Is it even possible?
 
  • Sponsors(?)


2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
2,524
1,522
133
53
Oahu
Is it even possible?

Anything is possible with enough money.
But why reinvent the wheel? There so many decent suspension systems available for that car that are already engineered .
 

rbohm

SN Certified Technician
Apr 12, 2002
6,698
550
204
62
tucson,az
2blue2 is right. if you really want rack and pinion steering you are going to have to replace the front suspension assuming you want it to work right. you are better off getting a replacement steering box from someone like opentracker or others on this board that do this kind of stuff. the nice thing is its all bolt in easy and relatively cheap compared to rack and pinion steering.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2Blue2

wicked93gs

10 Year Member
Sep 30, 2006
946
113
73
Nashville TN
Rack and pinion steering isn't all its cracked up to be...your turning radius will almost always suffer, regardless of the method used to get rack and pinion. The factory steering box is great once it has been rebuilt and you upgrade to things like roller idler arms from OpenTracker or others. There is a guy over on the vintage mustang forums who rebuilds the factory boxes...for that matter, with a little effort you can rebuild it yourself, not everything people to to vintage mustangs is an "upgrade" regardless of whether its sold as such, and retrofitting steering meant for another application is almost certain to end in dissapointment. A factory box will do all you ever need once rebuilt...and if you have to have power steering, adding an under-dash electric power assist unit will get you there. This is like people adding power brakes.....they are almost always unhappy with the results not being what they imagined.
 
  • Like
Reactions: rbohm and 2Blue2