Steering column switch box

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Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

Just received a steering column switch box from John Emery and it is a real quality piece of work. Much nicer that the original box, complete with a bottom panel, all hardware, and appears to be cad plated. All for $35. Great work, John!
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Not shown are the 4 bottom mounting screws.
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Additional U-bolt mounting hole allows you to mount the box at two different angles on the steering column..
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Box bottom adds a nice finished touch.

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Post by muleman7 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:49 pm

John's work is always perfection and at a great price.
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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:52 pm

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I have been using the two switch setup that I got from you, really like the way it looks, but for a fat guy like me, very hard to reach from the seat. I got into a situation recently where I could not get to the kill switch in time and got thrown from the mule and broke my right foot. Going to have to change back to the column mount switch.

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 pm

"Got thrown from the mule and broke my right foot", wow Chuck how are you healing? Sorry to hear of your mishap.

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Post by muleman7 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:06 pm

Chuck sorry to hear that you broke your foot. Yes the switch is difficult to get to when age and flexibility is on the difficult side. I noticed the foot basket top clamp chain is mounted differently than the original mounting. I will send you the original clips if you want as the top attaches to the underside of the bed. I also have stainless steel weldless chain if needed.

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:57 pm

Appreciate it, Charles, guess I will just leave it as it is for now. Appreciate all the thoughts, got pretty banged up, left shoulder rotator cuff is torn, broken bones in right foot, but slowly healing. Was on schedule to have right knee replaced (2nd time), but now will have to reschedule until after I heal! Have been thinking of just getting rid of the mule, but it's such a hit at the shows! (my wife hates it!)

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Glad to hear your going to survive Chuck. I can understand your affection for your mule, I cannot think of a military vehicle that most of us can afford that attracts so much attention, (probably because they are so unusual).
I tell my wife how fortunate she is that I like the smallest MV made, but she doesn't seem to buy my line.....

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by ccandgc » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks for taking the time to reply to my PM the other day Chuck! I wouldn't have bugged you with such a random, unnecessary question if I had known!!
Get well soon!
That switch box sure is slick, I might have to get one of those!
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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by major519 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:27 pm

Chuck, a mule man without a mule is like a cavalryman without a horse... Heal soon, be well, best wishes.
Lucky for me my wife thinks my mules are the ultimate in cool, as well as the jeeps and other assorted green stuff. A keeper for sure!!!
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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:01 pm

Eeyore the killer mule is now fixed! John Emery switch box with keyed switch mounted on the steering column within easy reach from the seat.
I need 5 Packard male blankoff plugs, if anybody has any.
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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by muleman7 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:57 pm

Chuck

I will be glad to send them to you NC for your delivery of the mule parts. These are New

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:09 pm

Thank you, Charles. Do you still have my address?

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Post by muleman7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:14 am

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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Chuck W. » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:19 pm

Got them, thanks, Charles.
Also, I plan to use the bottom hole in the switch box to mount an ATV-style Safety Tether Kill Switch for "next time"!
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Re: Steering column switch box

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm

Great idea Chuck, it takes too dang long to heal at our age.

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