The Steering on a trails car is
pretty important. It needs to have lots of lock, be light
and be easy to manage. Like a road car, if it is easy to
use, it makes it so much easier to get a result. One of the
first steps in planning a trials car is to have lots of
'pretend' sits in it, so as to best establish the position
of the steering wheel, closely followed by the position
& mounting of the steering box. In establishing the
position of the components it is also very important to
avoid too may joints. Wear will soon make life
The bracket to support the column is
fairly clear, just a muffler clamp welded to the frame.
Inside the bit of tube I've fitted a ball race which is
square onto the column, and located on it, but angled inside
the bit of tube. A spray every now & then with WD40
keeps it lubricated.