Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2018, 10:06 PM   #1
Russ/40
Senior Member
 
Russ/40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santee, California
Posts: 3,279
Default F100 Steering by Randy

Could some one post some photos of Randy's modified steering please. I'd like to see what those boxes look like both in and out of the vehicle.
Russ/40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 08:04 AM   #2
divcoone
Senior Member
 
divcoone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 117
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Installed. Canít say enough good things about Randy.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 7AA1F6D2-E487-4698-B8E6-1ED808616AD1.jpeg (180.3 KB, 454 views)
divcoone is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 05-28-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
Russ/40
Senior Member
 
Russ/40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santee, California
Posts: 3,279
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

More please, unobstructed view?
Russ/40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 12:24 PM   #4
Andy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kerrville, Tx
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

How much does he get for them?
Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 12:27 PM   #5
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,583
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Best to ask Randy.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 12:36 PM   #6
Flathead
Senior Member
 
Flathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 1,139
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
They pretty much look like they belong there, a good upgrade if you want to make a change. I helped a friend install one in his Tudor, he is very happy with it.
Flathead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 03:47 PM   #7
GPierce
Senior Member
 
GPierce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Germantown,TN
Posts: 274
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ/40 View Post
More please, unobstructed view?
Installed F100 pictures
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1949.jpg (61.8 KB, 404 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1950.jpg (62.7 KB, 398 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1951.jpg (67.7 KB, 396 views)

Last edited by GPierce; 05-28-2018 at 04:06 PM.
GPierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 06:13 PM   #8
Russ/40
Senior Member
 
Russ/40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santee, California
Posts: 3,279
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Thanks gents
Russ/40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 06:25 PM   #9
Andy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kerrville, Tx
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Nobody will give me ballpark on cost? Thank you very little.
I don't know Randy or how to contact him.
Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 06:42 PM   #10
craftola
Junior Member
 
craftola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Spring Hill, TN
Posts: 12
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Andy,
He is listed in the sticky above as a verified vendor and top seller. I just installed one of his boxes this winter and can verify it is top quality and service is second to none. Huge improvement over a non-rebuilt 2 tooth original. Contact Randy and you will not be disappointed.
craftola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 06:48 PM   #11
Andy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kerrville, Tx
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

I give up.
I don't see any sticky.
I have gone through all the sale items and can find nothing.
Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 06:51 PM   #12
zzlegend
Senior Member
 
zzlegend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Reseda, Calif.
Posts: 2,171
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

City: Montebello
State: CA
Price: 0000000
Randy
Does your Model A steer hard or sloppy or has lots of play? Is your original steering box worn out, or better yet, are you worn out driving your Model A? If so, then it is time to get modern with one of our F100 modified steering boxes. Our boxes will make your vehicle feel like it has power steering! We have been building and supply these to the Model A community for over 28 years and have lots of satisfied customers. No alterations required! Bolts right in! Written up in the "Model A Times" publication for their quality and workmanship. Prices vary for 1928-29 and 1930-31. For more info, please include the year of your vehicle and ship to zip code. "Model A Times" and Victoria Bustle articles are available upon request. Email us at melmodela@aol.com or call us at (714) 292-8660 for more info. Thanks for your support!
zzlegend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 07:18 PM   #13
Andy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kerrville, Tx
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

The reason I was asking as I am considering modifying a box myself. The difference is I am considering the use of a Chevy pick up box. They are a much more modern design and vastly superior to the Ford design. They are sure cheaper than the F100 boxes. I was trying to get a cost estimate before getting in too much detail so I could know if it would just be better to buy a modified Ford box.

Last edited by Andy; 05-28-2018 at 07:35 PM.
Andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 08:07 PM   #14
GPierce
Senior Member
 
GPierce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Germantown,TN
Posts: 274
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Nobody will give me ballpark on cost? Thank you very little.
I don't know Randy or how to contact him.
Sent you a PM
GPierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 08:28 PM   #15
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,583
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Andy, you can contact Randy at:
melmodela@aol.com or call him at (714) 292-8660 for more info.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2018, 09:44 PM   #16
Russ/40
Senior Member
 
Russ/40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santee, California
Posts: 3,279
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

GPierce, did you mean to send the box pricing to me as well as Andy? I got it, but the 30/31 cost is less than the 28/29.

Andy, if you have an alternative, share it with me would you. Does your option bolt right in and have the same light switch/horn control?

Anyone know what year box Randy uses?

Last edited by Russ/40; 05-29-2018 at 12:11 AM.
Russ/40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 12:40 AM   #17
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,583
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

There is less work involved in the 30/31 conversion than there is in the 28/29, therefore less cost. This has to do with the Ford design.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 05:58 AM   #18
Bob-A
Senior Member
 
Bob-A's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central FL, USA
Posts: 1,022
Thumbs up Re: F100 Steering by Randy

I'm guessing the cost to be around -$600-$700- or more. With you suppling the F-100 box. Not a bad deal if you want a super smooth steering system. And, are not mechanically inclined. I've rebuilt both 7 and 2-tooth "A" steering gears and they work fine for me. However, some day
I would like to buy one of Randy's "modified" (what an ugly word!) steering systems.

Bob-A
Bob-A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 11:09 PM   #19
steve s
Senior Member
 
steve s's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 1,656
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlG View Post
Andy, you can contact Randy at:
melmodela@aol.com or call him at (714) 292-8660 for more info.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russ/40 View Post
GPierce, did you mean to send the box pricing to me as well as Andy? I got it, but the 30/31 cost is less than the 28/29.

Andy, if you have an alternative, share it with me would you. Does your option bolt right in and have the same light switch/horn control?

Anyone know what year box Randy uses?
He prefers to talk on the phone.

I believe he uses 1956 and thereabouts.

The box he provides has a flange with three holes for mounting to the frame. Two of the hole match up with the Model A's. He highly recommends drilling the third hole (and provides a template) because the new unit is heavier than the original.

I don't know if it was just me or not, but finaggling that thing into position was a real chore--much more so than I remember fighting with the original being. You'll want to remove the floor and clutch pedal and starter.

I had a problem with the horn rod being a bit too short, but this was due to Randy trying to customize a unit for my rather unusual setup. I was using a 30-31 2-tooth with a '29 keyed steering wheel.

Steve
steve s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 08:25 AM   #20
Railcarmover
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 1,262
Default Re: F100 Steering by Randy



Dont know if this is a Gross box,but given the amount of work it takes to do one,and the acquisition price of a core,his pricing is good.

1. extend the steering shaft.
2. machine sector shaft.
3. adapt bearing end cap for light rod.

plus cleaning up the core and doing what it needs.you can do it yourself,but in the end if you add it up and value your labor much you'll see he offers an honest product at a fair price.
Railcarmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.