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Old 30th September 2012, 09:18 PM
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I have this bearing: SLFL25 LDK Pressed Steel Flange Bearing



I will use it to mount my column shaft to the bulkhead. I know than many people have used it but i am looking for pictures to see how exactly you have mounted it. If i mount it on the CP16 plate, i will have to open a large hole (56mm diameter) which is not the easiest job to do, unless i order again the CP16 from the laser shop.

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Old 1st October 2012, 02:07 AM
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As its 56mm diameter u only need to enlarge the sides slightly to fit this part and this is easily done with a dremel like tool. Or cut a new rectangle with the 56mm hole in and mount it to that and then mount that to cp16 stepped back from the face.
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Here you have mine. I have a wider CP16a mounting plate.

http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/attac...1&d=1345898539

http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/attac...0&d=1345898459

Hope this will help
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I did mine similar to AshG's. I welded a piece of 10mm plate (had it kicking around) to the inside of the drivers foot well. It was in a kind of u shape to go round the top of the bearing flange. I can get a pic tonight of you want.
It helped to raise the steering shaft as high as possible
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Old 1st October 2012, 12:19 PM
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Thanks Sylvain!
Yes, Steve, if you can please post some pics. Thanks!
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Old 1st October 2012, 06:17 PM
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Is this bearing common to all builds for locating the steering column, not aware of it that's all

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Old 1st October 2012, 08:00 PM
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A lot of other builds MK, Locost, Robin Hood etc are aware of the advantage of using this bearing in place of the Sierra rubber donut and most use it
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Old 1st October 2012, 08:13 PM
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I have this bearing: SLFL25 LDK Pressed Steel Flange Bearing



I will use it to mount my column shaft to the bulkhead. I know than many people have used it but i am looking for pictures to see how exactly you have mounted it. If i mount it on the CP16 plate, i will have to open a large hole (56mm diameter) which is not the easiest job to do, unless i order again the CP16 from the laser shop.

Any ideas?
I think the pressed steel bearing looks a bit less agricultural than the cast one Either way its better than the poxy sierra one.

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Old 1st October 2012, 08:48 PM
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Is the sierra rubber one good enough for the job, I bought a new rubber and bush that goes with it thinking it was the norm now having seen this post wondering if it will be any good?
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Old 1st October 2012, 09:09 PM
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I've used the pressed steel bearing as shown above and it works a treat, way more stable than the stock plastic bush

For about a fiver it's well worth it IMO

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