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anyone used a Steering COLUMN "Other" than a tiger column ?

Discussion in 'Sunbeam Tiger' started by fonz, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

    I'm building this car from "Scratch", so it will not in any way be as the factory did it. did anyone find a "suitable steering column that will fit, or be made to fit ?
     
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    A few have used the MGB column.
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

    Unless you are determined to do things the hard way, a Tiger steering column is the obvious solution.
     
  4. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

    and there may be One for sale "Reasonable "WHERE" ? Thanks
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

    The only requirement you listed was fit. Hope you find something that works for you.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020
  6. watisit

    watisit Platinum Level Sponsor

    If you are starting from scratch..... I bought a floor shifter column from summit racing. Adapted it to work with the steering box. Worked out great with tilt and 4 way flasher. Mines a 1962 series II.
    Cheers Jason 79E17AFF-76B2-49CC-91A1-D201ACB0711C.jpeg
     
  7. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Very nice looking SII :)
     
  8. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Nice steering wheel
     
  9. volvoguys

    volvoguys Donation Time

    The OP intends to shoehorn a SBF 302 with auto gearbox into a Series 3. I had a lengthy phone conversation with him in September about V-8ing an Alpine but he seems hell-bent on doing it the hard way.

    Mark ..... volvoguys
     
  10. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

    Brian on CAT has one in a pile of for sale stuff.
    Look in the for sale section parts . If you're not a member there it cost nothing unless you want to post something for sale.
    No comment on people liking to do it the hard way, but I can tell you owning a Tiger and working out yourself is definitely the hard way. If you want to challenge go work on a really old building or really old car and try to make it modern
    It's like changing font with a hammer and a chisel on a tablet. Now guess if I'm saying tablet computer or stone tablet ;)
     
  11. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    That looks great. I may rethink trying to find a column cover and turn signal switch to go with the mgb column that came with my alger project. I think it would look better just going this way with a new column complete.
     
  12. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

     
  13. mototron

    mototron Diamond Level Sponsor

    What seats are you using ?
    Thanks
     
  14. watisit

    watisit Platinum Level Sponsor

    Hi Mototron, I have Miata seats installed. Cheers Jason
     
  15. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

    at the Moment, None. wish I could find another set of 2005 Hyundae Tiberon seats
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2021
  16. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

    it IS "shoehorned" in and fits fine in exactly the stock position. just exhaust not hooked, and some more "wiring to finish in the redone dash". light switches and such. body, suspension is done, still no "Glass" for the windshield. May fire it up in the next few days, the weather is ridiculous, raining 4 out of 7 days For past 3 Months ! Humidity over 100% ( I mean RAIN, not drizzle . LOL)
     
  17. fonz

    fonz Donation Time

    by the way the 40" Steering column I got from "motor city speedworks" is as close to a stock bolt in as you can get . $104 delivered
     

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