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Old 05-25-2007, 12:38 PM
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40 ford steering column

getting ready to pu column in my 40 ford coupe, what column would fit best

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As a former 40 Ford owner ( a standard business coupe ) I suggest a Chevy Van tilt column IF you have a automatic transmission.



I prefer them because they have the shifter on the column, have a neutral start switch mounted to the column and have NO ugly KEY hanging on the side.



I have one in my 32 Ford. They also have the P-R-N-D-L2-L1 on the mast ...

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What year(s) chevy vans are these columns out of? I would like to pick one up myself.
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I believe they started with them in 1970 ( GMC vans are the same as the Chevy in this aspect ) ... All those vans look about alike so I am not positive about the year. In about 1981, they went to a larger, less attractive van column ... with all the stuff ( key, windshield wiper control ect ) on them.

They are on eBay all the time ( hint ... hint )
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-72...em280119452152

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy...em190112537937

And no, they are not my auctions nor do I know the seller.

As a side note, some of the early columns do not have the neutral start switch mounted on them ( like the one in the photo does ). Those vans have a neutral start switch on the transmission. That is the kind of neutral start switch I have in my 32 Roadster ... because in a roadster you can see the column shaft all the way to the floor very easily
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