STEERING COLUMN OPTIONS FOR MUSTANG 2 / AFTERMARKET FRONT SUSPENSION
So you wanna put a new suspension in your 49-54 chevy? You will need some way to adapt the steering column to your rack and pinion.
Modify Stock Column
70s Chevrolet van
Any other junkyard find you can adapt.
Purchase Aftermarket Column. (See below for links)
You will also need some steering shafts, adapator and possibly a support bearing. Whether or not you need a support bearing depends on the type of engine and headers you are using. Since there are so many scenarios I will not cover them all here.
Here is some information provided by Borgeson on steering system setup.
For my 50 chevy I had to use a support bearing and 2 steering shafts. I have seen some people get away with a single steering shaft. (See pic)
Read the How-to below to see how to modify your stock column. You will keep that stock appearance and also save some $$$.