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Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« on: March 21, 2019, 01:11:00 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good company to do a Fiat 126 steering rack rebuild?

It’s RHD and I need a spare!

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 04:47:56 PM »
There's a company near me that reconditions steering racks. I can get a quote if you want?

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 05:42:29 PM »
Thanks, Chris, that would be awesome.

It’s out of the car and very rusty. I’ve got the bush, gaiters and some ties but most of  everything else is rusty and worn and looks like it needs replacing or fixing.
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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 12:33:06 AM »
Okay give me a day or two and I will find out if they can do the work for you :)

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 04:55:48 AM »
Thanks, Chris, that’s very much appreciated!  :thumbup
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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 09:54:51 AM »
What year and model is the rack off? In case they ask..

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 01:15:54 PM »
I think its from a 1979 Fiat 126 DeVille, iI got it given a few years back so not 100% sure of its history.
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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 10:21:29 PM »
Hi

I took mine to Andy at Mollsprings Classic Motorcycles and Classic Cars In Holmefirth! I’m not sure of your location but he’s a top man! He knows a guy who does them and charged me £250 to do mine.


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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 10:25:26 PM »
Thanks for the reply, I’ve had another recommendation and sent it there already with some help from a very kind 126 friend!  :thumbup
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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 10:26:32 AM »
My rebuilt steering rack arrived back this morning and looks like new!

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A massive thanks to Chris Lewis for all his help and for recommending the company that did the work! They turned it around quickly, have shown great attention to detail and did the work at a very affordable price!

If you have an old RHD steering rack lying around, whatever the condition, don’t throw it away as it can definitely be saved, mine was crusty, rusty and had been pinched from for spares and somehow they have managed to put it back together so I have a like new part in stock!

It’s a dry day Up North today so I think I’ll go for a toot in my green car to celebrate!

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 02:09:26 PM »
I am so glad that you are happy with the steering rack renovation.
For anyone else interested the company which carried out the work was Bar Propshafts http://www.barpropshafts.co.uk

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Re: Fiat 126 Steering Rack Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 03:16:35 PM »
Bar Propshafts, it’s not a subsidiary but it’s very good!  :thumbup
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