Lowered bus? Save your steering box from destruction!
Now offering all new, 1.25" and 1.5" raised steering box sections for your 55-67 split bus. Much cleaner and easier than the old cut out, raise and gusset method. Take out the guesswork!
1.25 is the best all around size but for super low busses I do suggest the 1.5" kit.
The 1.5" kit will require a small clearance/tub in your floor, which I include with the kit, the 1.25 does not.
Look under there, besides your centerpin, the steering box is the lowest, forward most point on your bus. It won't appreciate or hold up against smashing into the pavement for long.
I've done them the old fashioned way for years. Finally decided to make a nicer alternative.
Made from my own templates, laser cut from 1/8" steel, test fitted and ready to install when it gets to your door. Includes new brake pedal stop and new inner nose panel support as well.
On in house raises, I also shorten the column down to retain factory look and feel in the cabin. I can do yours if you want to mail it in!
Raise is done at the proper angle to retain correct steering column alignment, not a straight up move.
1.5" kit is $175 shipped, 1.25" section is $150 shipped.
Shipped price is continental US only.
1.5" kit includes floor tub and inner nose panel. 1.25" kit is just the new box crossmember section as that's all you'll need!
Re use your existing brake arm and bolt. No need for a notched brake arm in my opinion. You lose minimal movement, at the very bottom of pedal stroke. If your pedal moves that far before your brakes work, you've got other problems! I've been driving box raised busses for over 12 years with stock brake arms!
*Will require welding and fabrication on your end! You must remove the factory box section entirely and replace it with this new piece. Your front floor may also need minor clearance for proper pitman arm movement. *