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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    I can't find my written notes on my procedure but I did locate the cut-off pieces. The input shaft I removed 6" from where the steering wheel mounts towards the EPAS unit. The shaft protecting tube (or column housing as per Tony above) I removed 3 1/2" from top of piece towards the EPAS unit. That left me with the end of the input shaft inside the protective column housing. The spline on the remaining input shaft was adapted to the Borgeson adapter welded onto the column shaft. Those spline measured at 11/16" o.d. by I believe 36 teeth (they may have been 32 teeth ) per poor memory. When I am able to do some work (once the doctors release me) I'll pull it all apart and remeasure all the dimensions. For those wanting the info, I removed 6 1/2" from the Camaro column. Also, before I did any cuttting I removed all the factory brackets and mounts on both the Camaro column and the Prius EPAS unit. Bill

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  • 345 DeSoto
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    5brown1 - The input shaft has a pressed on column housing which can easily be removed. The shaft itself can then be shortened almost to the to the EPAS housing.

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    I'll get back to you tomorrow, I need to verify that I cut the input shaft. Brain fart! Bill

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  • 5brown1
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    How short can that input shaft be. I understand that all installs will be custom but before I buy a unit I would like some idea of the shortest total length possible.

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
    I got some, I just don't know how I got them!!! LOL
    Bill, thank you very much for the detailed explanations and all the photos you have posted. These have helped me immensely!

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    I got some, I just don't know how I got them!!! LOL

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    On mine the intent is to change from a stick (4 speed) to a 200 4R auto overdrive(ready to go in) and I'll use a powershift shifter, so 1) the original column was for a floor shift and 2)the Camaro column was also a floor shift. Here are a few more pic's..... or not. I still can't get them to transfer to the forum. I really do not understand how this stuff works. I'll try again, Bill

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  • bensherb
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    I'm assuming the use of the EPAS unit negates the use of a column shift. Is this correct, or are there units that can use the column shift?

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Sorry for the delay in getting this response. Jeff Rice came over this morning to try to teach me some "computing" which is how I was able to post a few pics. (THANKS JEFF!!!) My neck has been really aggravated today and I put the laptop down as soon as Jeff left. Paul, yes the output shaft is to the left and the input is on the right. On my install I really thought outside the box and I mounted the EPAS unit on the engine side of the firewall. I wanted as much room under the dash for suspended pedals, a/c ducting and wiring etc. I built an 18 ga. box around the unit and sealed the shafts etc. Because I also used a tilt column from an '80's Camaro I had to shorten the column and use a couple Borgeson shaft bushings to connect it all. On each individuals desire to use EPAS I believe the units will need to be "custom" fit to the vehicle and drivers desired positioning of the various components. More to come, Bill.

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  • 345 DeSoto
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    The shaft on the left is the output shaft. The long shaft, is the input shaft, a LOT of which is not used...

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
    Here's the first trial pic post
    Bill, forgive me for asking what might be dumb questions, since I know nothing about EPAS. In this picture, is the shaft coming out of the left side of the EPAS unit the output shaft?

    How close to the firewall does the EPAS unit end up?

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Here come a few more!

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Here's the first trial pic post

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  • r1lark
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    Sure Bill, that is no problem at all. Hope you get back up to speed quickly!!

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Paul and all that are interested, yes I've got lots of pic's. My issue is two fold, 1) I'm not very literate at computing and 2) I had major neck surgery on Monday the 14th and my mobility isn't very good yet. If you guy's can wait a while I'm going to get pic's up somewhere in the coming weeks. Thanks, Bill.

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