When restoring a vehicle, finding or creating a good steering column can be a pretty difficult task. There are many factors that must be considered and what seems like a simple job can quickly turn into a nightmare. If you plan on replacing the steering column on your first generation Bronco, then the guys over at Flaming River have got you covered.
“We put a kit together this year for the first generation Bronco. It comes with the floor mount, wire connectors, slip shaft, u-joints to connect the steering column to the steering box, direct fit steering column with the OEM mount, and the dash bezel piece,” says Flaming River’s Brett Domin.
Flaming River has been making universal steering column kits for a while but decided to build something more specific for Bronco owners.
This kit is perfect for the Bronco owners who want something that’s just like the stock unit and is easy to install. It’s not a piece that requires custom work, and the average Joe could install it in a day. It should be noted that this kit is designed for stock ride height Broncos; if you have a lifted Bronco you may need an extended slip shaft.
As far as materials used in this kit; the slip shaft is made of steel, the OEM floor mount replacement is made of aluminum, and the steering column is stainless steel so it can be offered in chrome, polished stainless, powder-coated, or the customer can paint it themselves. This kit is available right now on Flaming River’s website and is the perfect solution for anyone who’s looking to replace their stock steering column.