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JACEM60

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I'm restoring a 1960 corvette. I wanted to add power steering and power brakes with a subframe for my suspension. It appears that I have to modify my steering column in order to retain my original steering wheel. Since everything is stock, I don't want to mess with my steering column and the original steering wheel is a must. What options do I have available to me besides forgetting about the subframe and rebuilding my original suspension? Greatly appreciate any feedback!
 

Tom Bryant

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This electric power steering is about the slickest setup I've seen and it is hard to tell it's even there without looking under the dash. Not visible at all under the hood. Watch the video.

Power Steering
 

JACEM60

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This electric power steering is about the slickest setup I've seen and it is hard to tell it's even there without looking under the dash. Not visible at all under the hood. Watch the video.
Power Steering
Looks great, but I don't want to alter my original steering column. Is there any way to add power steering and a subframe for suspension without altering the original steering column?
 

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I don't think so. Most I've seen use a rack and pinion. The Jim Meyer Racing front suspension conversion is the closest to a bolt in available but it doesn't keep the original steering either. I haven't seen any conversion to a rack using the original column. That electric unit would still keep the original column jacket in the engine compartment retaining your original VIN plate position.
 

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