I thought about a shorter column but it would have ended being only like a foot long and I didn't want that look. This is why I'm converting to front steer as the steering box is ahead of the axle allowing the use of a full length column in the right location.
You may have an Effie but I have a Emmie! TM
'51 Mercury M-3 Extra 5 Star Cab Dually "Faith"
5.4L, AOD, Dana 70 3.73:1, Twin-I-Beam
Built to play and work hard!