Vintage Steering Parts for Classic Car Restoration
Classic car restoration can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it can also be tedious and tiring at times. As the years pass, parts for older cars become harder to find.
One of the most important parts of any restoration project is sourcing authentic vintage steering components for your vehicle. The engine may be replaced with a modern one that will meet emissions standards, but steering systems are typically left untouched due to the complexity and high cost of their replacement.
Restorers have been using old-fashioned, manual steering systems in order to preserve the originality of these classic vehicles. Recently, however, companies have begun manufacturing new reproduction parts for both manual and power steering systems, as well as kits that combine both types of system together. This means that restorers can now go back into those old classics, and bring them up to speed with today’s technology, while still maintaining their vintage feel.
However, regardless of your approach, you’ll need small, specific steering components to ensure that your steering system operates smoothly. Fortunately, at Collectors Auto Supply, we have an abundance of steering parts for a diverse range of classic makes, models, and production years.
Classic Car Steering Parts for Vintage Restoration
As most people are aware, steering is a vital aspect in any vehicle. The steering system of a car assists both in maneuvering the vehicle, and in keeping it stable while driving straight.
It’s no surprise that restoring vintage cars requires attention to detail, including restoration of the exterior trim or interior upholstery. However, it also includes restoring steering parts, like power steering pump components, steering dampers, and king pins.
King Pin Sets for Vintage Vehicles
The steering column is the main component of an automobile’s steering system. It attaches to the dash panel at one end, and to either a ball joint or king pin at the opposite end – where it connects with your front wheels.
King Pin Set for 1941-52 Jeep Willys
Like most of our parts, this 1941-1952 Jeep Willys king pin set was digitally designed for a custom fit under OEM standards.
King Pin Set for 1950 Studebaker Champion
This custom king pin set for the 1950 Studebaker Champion keeps your beloved classic Studebaker from snaking around the road.
King Pin Set for ‘67 Chevy
This 67 Chevy king pin set is a perfect fit for many Chevrolet and GMC models produced before 1970.
Steering Damper Kit
A steering damper creates the perfect balance between power and control so that your car can handle curves more easily. They’re an essential component that reduce uncontrollable movement that can occur when you steer your vehicle.
Steering Damper Kit Front for Multiple Models from 1960-1991
This steering damping kit is critical for inhibiting unwanted movement in your steering column, and it’s perfect for multiple makes and models produced from 1960 to 1991.
Steering Damper Kit for International Models from 1968-1974
Meanwhile, this steering damper kit is perfect for the standard I-beam system on a variety of vintage international models produced between 1960 and 1961.
Steering Damper Kit for 1979-1995 Ford, Toyota, and More
Another kit that’s designed for a variety of makes, this complete steering damper kit is particularly ideal for vintage Ford, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota models released from 1979 to 1995.
Find Vintage Car Steering Parts at Collectors Auto Supply
Finding a reliable classic car parts supplier is a necessary step in restoring and maintaining your favorite vintage vehicle. For more information on the best steering parts for your next restoration project, reach out to our team today.