Wishbone Classics rebuilds steering racks for vintage British cars to the highest standards possible. While an aftermarket new steering rack may be less expensive, there are fitting issues and their appearance is not as original. Rebuilding your original rack insures it will drop right in, looks correct and will function and perform like the day your car rolled off the assembly line in England.
When we receive a customer's rack it is completely degreased, disassembled (with further cleaning and degreasing), and all parts are inspected for wear. At this stage, the rack components look like this:
After the rack components have been evaluated, the main case and other items that will be reused are either soda or bead blasted to clean them externally. Critical interior components are gently ultrasonically cleaned for maximum cleanliness without damaging the delicate machined surfaces. Finally, we can assemble the rack using factory procedures, tools and tolerances. Now the rack looks like this, before painting:
Once assembled, the rack is re-evaluated to make sure all tolerances are with-in factory specs. If everything checks out, the rack gets a couple coats of durable paint and a new set of OE grade boots. The rack is now ready to return to the customer, and install into their British sports car: