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Anyone Ever Pull A Steering Column Out Of An H Model?


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Hi all,

well I've got my cab completely stripped inside and out on my H-63. One problem that I have is I can't figure out how to pull the column up through the floor so I can lift the cab off. The column goes down through the floor and into a steering box that mounts on the up/down cab lifter arms. There are four bolts that bolt the column to the steering box but there is a 8"x6" or so flange at the bottom of the column. It won't allow me to pull the column up through the floor. I can't see what holds the column to the flange, I'm assuming it's all one piece but that doesn't make much sense. I would have to lift the cab up high enough to go over the entire steering shaft so there's a trick that I don't know about, atleast I'm hoping. I've taken the steering wheel and bearing off already so the outer tube wobbles back and forth but still can't fit up through the floor. Even if it did, the steering shaft needs to come out also. Anybody ever taken one of these out? Don't know if it's similar to a B model or something else. HELP....I want to get this cab off so I can start my sheet metal replacement and get this show on the road, thanks Tony...

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Hi all,

well I've got my cab completely stripped inside and out on my H-63. One problem that I have is I can't figure out how to pull the column up through the floor so I can lift the cab off. The column goes down through the floor and into a steering box that mounts on the up/down cab lifter arms. There are four bolts that bolt the column to the steering box but there is a 8"x6" or so flange at the bottom of the column. It won't allow me to pull the column up through the floor. I can't see what holds the column to the flange, I'm assuming it's all one piece but that doesn't make much sense. I would have to lift the cab up high enough to go over the entire steering shaft so there's a trick that I don't know about, atleast I'm hoping. I've taken the steering wheel and bearing off already so the outer tube wobbles back and forth but still can't fit up through the floor. Even if it did, the steering shaft needs to come out also. Anybody ever taken one of these out? Don't know if it's similar to a B model or something else. HELP....I want to get this cab off so I can start my sheet metal replacement and get this show on the road, thanks Tony...

If it is a Ross steering gear, the tube does not come out until you dissassemble the steering gear. Remove the steering wheel, block the rear of the cab and roll it backwards on the blocks. When rolled backward as much as possible, lift at that angle and massage cab until you clear the steering tube. Set cab on floor, cuss, then figger out the next step. Not that difficult, just different.

Rob

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A lot of older trucks used the one piece column-box combo. My 47 PowerWagon is like that and so is the A model. You have to pull the cab off over it. They were assembled that way. Good luck and be very carefull safety wise.

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