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Two years ago I upgraded to a quick ratio steering box after my stock box started to leak. I didn’t need one of the fancy boxes. I simply went to a shop that rebuilds steering gear boxes & told him what I was after. His idea was to comb thru his stock pile of used Saginaw boxes with the same bolt pattern & rebuilt it. We found one with a quicker ratio & wha-lah...no leaks plus quicker ratio...I cant remember what the new box came from tho

 

Fast forward to the present time: I had clearance issues with my headers hitting the passenger side upper control arm. Now I noticed clearance issues with the steering gear box. It dented my headers...UGH!! So I dropped the box, used a cutoff wheel & cut the protruding nub off. Doing this kind of work while laying on the garage floor is nooooo fun

 

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Like the song says “I Can See Clearly Now…” 😆

 

My 57 year old glass was in horrible shape. I’ve got 16k miles on my car since I got her back on the road & I always had trouble seeing thru the windshield (mainly when driving at night). 
 

I found a auto glass shop who even had the original replacement green clips. They used 5/16 foam & silicone (not butyl rubber like I did when I put my old glass in 3 years ago). The glass has a green tint & dark tint across the top. It does not have the original marking on it but it does have a DOT number. I’m just glad “I can see clearly now” 😆 Makes for a better cruise experience 
 

 

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5 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:

Like the song says “I Can See Clearly Now…” 😆

 

My 57 year old glass was in horrible shape. I’ve got 16k miles on my car since I got her back on the road & I always had trouble seeing thru the windshield (mainly when driving at night). 
 

I found a auto glass shop who even had the original replacement green clips. They used 5/16 foam & silicone (not butyl rubber like I did when I put my old glass in 3 years ago). The glass has a green tint & dark tint across the top. It does not have the original marking on it but it does have a DOT number. I’m just glad “I can see clearly now” 😆 Makes for a better cruise experience 
 

 

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  Silicone? `Ya sure it wasnt urethane?

Tom

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