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Post subject: Steering column placement  PostPosted: Oct 14, 2012 - 05:15 PM
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What is the distance from the rear firewall (between the passenger compartment and the engine bay) to the center of the steering column on a 99 roadster using a replica chassis? Also, distance from floor to center of steering column.
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Post subject: RE: Steering column placement  PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 12:36 AM
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http://s849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/guywithlambo/roadster%20build/?action=view&current=steeringcolumn001.jpg

draw a line where you want the distance. oh my column is Alfa and BMW steering wheel with grant extention. but I'm not using the wheel and adapter , this is just for the build, so i wont mess up my other wheel.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 02:32 AM
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I don't have a photobucket account so I can't edit your picture but it would be the distance from the end of the steering shaft to the right all the way back towards the engine to the firewall.
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 10:54 AM
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I measured a real Diablo 6.0 and found the the steering wheel grip, the shifter knob (in neutral) and the E- brake handle tip were all 32" from the rear firewall.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 11:34 AM
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I'm sorry I still dont understand. can you draw a picure ?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 06:33 PM
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Thanks Jim, exactly what I needed. I measured a car in progress that Kelly Hays has in his shop and it measured 35" from the rear firewall to the nut on the steering shaft (that holds the steering wheel on) so your measurement falls right in line with that. I mounted the column temporarily and it just didn't look right but with your measurement to back it up I'm going to go with it.
Thanks again!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 15, 2012 - 10:56 PM
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I like to place the steering after the seats,and feel where its more confortable for me.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 17, 2012 - 12:21 AM
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I know what you mean. The seats, steering wheel, clutch/brake/gas pedals are all connected and need to be placed in relation to each other. I'll eventually adjust everything to fit but I needed a starting point!
Thanks for everyone's help.
 
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