Customers and Cars
1966 Buick Wildcat
1953 Buick Special
Earl, in the St. Louis area, was converting his exceptional Buick Special from manual to factory O.E. power steering. Earl found the components and had them shipped directly to us for rebuilding (Mar 2019.) This car and other similar GM vehicles used GM’s first generation power steering systems. The first generation systems consist of a manual steering gearbox with a power assist system “built around” the manual section. They are relatively complicated, but Powersteering.com rebuilt three of these systems in March and had three satisfied customers as a result.
1953 Buick Skylark
In March 2019, we also rebuilt the power steering gearbox for Clayton’s Skylark, in the St. Louis area.
1975 Mazda Repu
Powersteering.com rebuilt the manual gearbox for this unique truck for Eddie & Natalie in Sterling, VA. (April 2019)
1969 Suburban #Slambulance
1952 Chevy Styleline Deluxe
1971 Chevy K20
With over 700 cars registered for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival it was a coincidence that our customer Niles parked next to the PowerSteering.com Olds "on the Square in Springfield." We had not talked since we rebuilt his gearbox in January of 2018. But he said he loved the way it drove and we could send anyone his way if we needed a testimonial.
A beauty of a truck!
The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival was a first class event - a tip of the hat to the organizers and the City of Springfield for another fantastic parade and festival. (Aug 2018)
1983 Jeep Scrambler
Local customer Robert had a rebuilt gearbox from another rebuilder with major issues. We disassembled it and quickly figured out what that rebuilder did wrong. His Scrambler is back on the road... (July 1018)
1969 Dodge Super Bee - Original Owner
1950 Willy’s Jeepster
Near the end of June, Vernon's California gearbox is on its way (his son's Willy is in the background). The resto-mod steering has a few issues we are going to try to help him resolve (Saginaw 800.) (June 2018)
1951 Ford F1
We helped Dwaine at Hill Billy Hot Rodz freshen up with this 1950 F1. We rebuilt the manual steering box. He did an amazing dashboard freshen up for this truck's owner. Dwaine is one of the finest when it comes to resto-mod capabilities in the area - he does it all. (June 2018)
1970 Cutlass S W-31
Here's a great article at Hot Rod Network: Rare Find: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31 Hides in Original Owner’s Garage for 34 Years. We rebuilt the gearbox and pump for Jimmy's restoration - fast ratio with extreme detailing - of course (June 2018.)
1977 F250 4x4
Bryan, from just "down the road" in Joplin, had us rebuild the troubled power steering gearbox in his F250 - it had been welded to the frame by the prior owner (June 2018.) Many years earlier we rebuilt the gearbox in his Montego too.
1955 Chevy Pickup Resto-mod
Dean, a local customer, needed his leaking gearbox fixed quick - before the Hot Rod 100 Reliability Run. He figured he'd give the fast ratio upgrade a try too (the truck has a camaro front clip.)
We took care of his gearbox quickly. Then, the owner of PowerSteering.com met Dean at the event's check-in, Dean said "he loved the way it steered now and had already told 6 or 7 people about it."
From the event's website: "The Hot Rod Hundred is designed to bring back something that has been missing for the last few decades…..driving." There appeared to be a couple hundred cars at check-in. More photos of some cars at the event here. (Mar 2018)
1965 Galaxie 500 LX
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
William, Victoria B.C. - Saginaw Gearbox Fast Ratio Upgrade (Mar 2018)
1964 Mercury Monterey
The local shop owner that installed the power steering control valve we rebuilt for this 1964 Mercury brought it by for us take a look (his photo was better than ours, so we posted his.) Thanks to Kirby Family Auto Care in Nixa, MO (Mar 2018)
1972 all original Ford F100
PowerSteering.com left the exterior of Steve's pump and gearbox in "as-received condition." Steve wanted what was left of the original finish to remain undisturbed.
1968 Firebird in France
Jean from Le Puy Ste Reparade, France sent us his gearbox for a fast ratio upgrade. He's preparing the car for racing. The car is a tribute to Craig Fischer's '68 Trans-Am race car Firebird. (At this link, you can learn more about Craig and about half way down the page, you'll see a photo of Craig's '68 Firebird.) (Jan 2018)
Over the years, we've rebuilt multiple extreme detail gearboxes for TransAmDepot.com restorations, most recently in Jan 2018 (update: 2 more gearboxes in April 2018.)