Jeff: I've been following the release of this product and I am very interested in doing this modification to my '65 Fastback. I'd also like to install a '68 style steering column and rag joint, to get the benefit of the "collapsible" steering column. I see that the column must be shortened; can you give me a brief description of how that is done (the inner shaft, the outer housing, both, where)? Also, would the 1" or 1 1/8" sector box be better suited to the '65 (with '68 column) - or does it matter? I believe I can get a pitman arm for either shaft size that will work with my '65 V8 manual linkage. One other thing... I see that Summit Racing is listing some of these boxes as "refurbished" - can you shed some light on that?