Hey everyone. I’m rolling along with steering column work and have this one option that is proving to be pretty amazing. A customer sent me his 67 Mustang tilt column to convert to a modern EPAS electric steering unit. It’s requires a mix of 67 and 68 parts to work but the EPAS system is perfectly suited for Mustang and I’ll be checking the fitment for Cougar too as I have a rolling chassis to experiment with. What’s cool is how well all the integrated parts are fitting. For the faint of heart or concourse folks who cringe at these types of deviations, please don’t read any further. ; )
If you’re brave then continue because in order to change this over you first cut the tube to a specific length. I’m certain at this point that for 68 it would require using the upper tube and mounting bracket from a 67.
This means now with a chopped upper you need to shorten the track inside the tube for the TS switch loom common to that 67 year. I then went a step further and turned this into probably the only one of it’s kind. I converted the housing using the lower section of a 68. The collar and flange down including a shaft from a 68. It now is an electric steering, cable operated 67 tilt away column . The lower shaft of the 68 is shortened to fit perfectly into the EPAS slot. From there down it goes into the motor which mounts directly behind the dash mounting bracket. That new system comes with a collapsible feature that goes through the firewall and attaches to the gear box. It now is a 1967- 69 Tilt tilt away, cable operated electric steering set up. Pricey but very cool