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Offline 390Pony

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Steering shaft finish
« on: December 05, 2010, 10:00:13 AM »
Good Sunday morning to all !
I'm in the process of restoring my steering column to address pitting etc on the tube, repaint etc. While I had the shaft out I wanted to make it look good too. The car is a Dec 66, Dearborn built 67, non tilt. I wire wheeled the bottom 3rd. of the shaft to bare metal. Wanted to get confirmation of prpoer finish to reapply. Forum search didn't turn up an answer. I believe it should be zinc phosphate "natural". Is this correct ? ;D     

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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 10:10:18 PM »
Hello....Heeeelllloooooo.......is this thing on ?.. ???

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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 11:51:23 PM »
Are you referring to the shaft that gets covered up by the steering column tube?
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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 10:06:11 AM »
Charles..Yes..that's the one. Mine had considerable surface rust etc.Thought it would look bad sticking out of a freshly painted column tube....Thanks for the assistance.

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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 02:14:52 PM »
I would have to guess it was just a plain steel with possibly a light oil coating.  I don't believe they were phosphate/oil coating.
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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 05:48:19 PM »
Interesting......thanks for your advice. :)

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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 10:56:54 PM »
Plain bare steel

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Re: Steering shaft finish
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 03:00:00 PM »
Plain bare steel

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