With the popularity of custom-built cars, trucks, and restomods, swapping big mills into tight engine bays and clearing the engine block, exhaust headers, and frame with your steering system can be a challenge.
Not to worry, if you’re plumbing the steering system on your rod or kustom and hit a snag. Those days are over. Flaming River Industries just made your life a whole lot easier.
According to Flaming River, “Many steering columns — as they exit through the firewall — decrease legroom and require a 90-degree-plus angle to attach the steering column to the steering rack or box. Flaming River has the answer with its SEMA Show 2018, Best New Street Rod Product and Best New Engineered product award winning, VDOG 90-degree gearbox.
This is such a awesome product and killer problem solver. It allows you to plumb the steering around obstacles and keep your project going. We saw the unit in person last year at SEMA, and can attest to the versatility, and its jewel-like construction.
According to Flaming River, “VDOG features a 35-degree variable angle, articulating-ball output shaft, allowing for maximum adjustment of the steering angle to the steering gear, and ¾-inch diameter, 36-spline input and output shafts for universal joint or coupler connection.
The VDOG boasts a gear-driven design with no chains or sprockets for instant steering response. VDOG can be mounted at multiple vertical and inverted positions in engine bays, behind dash boards, or firewalls. It’s great for cab-over steering trucks, T-buckets, and specialty builds with tight firewall clearance. Best of all, it’s made in the good old US of A!”