1972 f100 steering wheel angle

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1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby EASTYMAN » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:42 pm

hi there,can anyone explain to me please ,my truck is left hand drive still as per the U.S....why the steering wheel /column is angled towards the drivers door?..i have heard it was from the factory..but I cant confirm..cheers Darren in Australia..

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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby AZf100 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:30 pm

I don't think it should be like that, You might want to repost this under steering and suspension. Probably have better luck there. Sounds like there is something loose, Like your steering box or column.
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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby BobbyFord » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:14 pm

Because the steering gear is inside of the left frame rail.

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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby sargentrs » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:15 am

A little or a lot? If you check out this page http://www.fordification.com/tech/images/bb70/p08.gif you can see that all of our trucks have the steering column sitting at a little bit of a angle due to the location the gear box mounts vs the center of the driver's seat location. Comes with the territory :D
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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby cpetrie » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:44 am

I just asked the same question in the steering/suspension forum. No answer yet, but if you are noticing the same thing it could be normal. The angle is very slight, less than in inch. My truck drives fine.

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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby BobbyFord » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:52 am

cpetrie wrote:I just asked the same question in the steering/suspension forum. No answer yet, but if you are noticing the same thing it could be normal. The angle is very slight, less than in inch. My truck drives fine.

Because the steering gear is inside of the left frame rail.

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Re: 1972 f100 steering wheel angle

Postby sargentrs » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:06 am

It's so fat guys like me can get in and out easier. :D But seriously, see my above post and page link. Built into the design.
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