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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:46 pm 
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im putting an el k frame in my eb, i was under the impression the steering racks were different, but i have both of the frames out and the rack mounts look similar? Anyone know if they are???
Also anything else i should know before i do this??
i have an el wreck so ill be changing everything except shockers and uprights??
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Have done the same, EL "K" frame in to my EB, and have used an EB rack as well. The rack fitted up perfectly.

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:31 am 
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i only decided to do this when i saw the engine mount design difference!
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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:28 am 
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the racks are different, but they mount the same.
basically... unless you wanna go stuffing around with pulling the rack apart, the column/intermediate shaft/rack should all stay together.

i put the EL kframe in my EA, i only used the EL Rack because i wanted the EL steering wheel.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:32 pm 
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yeah i have nl dash and column. my inter shaft fits both racks but not sure bout column end. not hard to fix but.
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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:13 pm 
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Ahh Coooool

I have been wondering if the EB rack would work with the EL K Frame.

I have been considering doing this upgrade myself, mainly to take advantage of the better ridgity and dynamics the EL had.

Those of you who have done this, did you notice much difference?

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:33 am 
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i didnt notice much difference at all...
maybe a little less knocks and creaks as the bushs were a lot better in the newer stuff.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:27 am 
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update, just dummy fitted the eb rack to el k frame. You have to grind a little off the mount on the rack to get the hole to line up. only like 2 mm.
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Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:47 pm 
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Cool, sounds promising.

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