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Markpdenise
05-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Hi all. New to the forum. I have a Delorean within my grasp but the owner says the steering rack needs to be welded back on. Trying not to let excitement make me poor. Is this a big deal, fairly common or something I should avoid? Thanks for any help you can give. Otherwise car looks great!

Bitsyncmaster
05-24-2014, 11:13 AM
The racks are bolted on so not sure what would need to be welded.

Markpdenise
05-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Thanks. Maybe it's the attachment where the bolts go. I haven't seen it yet so I don't know. Thanks for the help!

stevedmc
05-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Wow. That sounds nuts to me. Good luck with it and welcome to the forum.

NightFlyer
05-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Welcome to the forum!

It's my guess that the owner doesn't know what they're talking about and is probably misdiagnosing a shaky steering as being a loose rack when it's more than likely a worn or missing bushing. But that's just my guess. For more about tightening up the steering, you can check out the thread about spec .01 steering:

http://www.dmctoday.com/showthread.php?531-Spec-01-Steering

2628
05-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Hi all. New to the forum. I have a Delorean within my grasp but the owner says the steering rack needs to be welded back on. Trying not to let excitement make me poor. Is this a big deal, fairly common or something I should avoid? Thanks for any help you can give. Otherwise car looks great!

Welcome!
And be sure to check the Frame for Excessive Rust.

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
05-24-2014, 08:50 PM
I templated the aluminum side channels that reinforced my crumple extension so I can make more as necessary (#2508 has them too).

Bill Robertson
#5939

Boglin
05-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Are you serious, Bill? You made side channels for 2508 when the frame wasnt even falling apart???

Greasy DeLorean Mechanic
05-24-2014, 09:35 PM
The thin vertical pieces between the top & bottom channels were slightly buckled and starting to split. My aluminum side channels won't buckle at all -- much stronger in the vertical plane than OEM.

Bill Robertson
#5939

sedated
05-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Welcome to the forum! I hope it works out well for you, let us know how the sale goes! Also, when you get it tell us the VIN so we can record info about the car in the wiki ;) (Only if you want to, but it'd be nice hehe)