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56 Chevy Tilt Steering Column Swap

I have a 56 Chevy car and am wanting to get a tilt wheel for it. I have acquired a tilt column out of a 67 Impala/Caprice. I have the 605 Steering Box upgrade installed. Does anyone know if this will fit? Any help would be appreciated!! Call me if you want. 509-944-1870. Thanks fellas!

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Should work fine. I have done several such installations, one on a '53 AD pickup and one most similar to yours on a '57 PU. Main tasks are to figure out a dash mount and a firewall bracket. You can use the mount that came with the column by simply welding nuts on the column to reposition the bracket. The bottom clamp can be taken from the donor car and requires some simple reshaping to fit the pickup floor. Here are some photos of the '57 job I did. Sorry, don't have a better photo of the interior but the steering shaft and gear are plainly shown. This was a Monte Carlo clip addition but the parts are in the same orientation. You can use the stock shaft and rag joint. You will need to break the nylon plugs that hole the double-D shaft in the tube so the shaft length can be adjusted. This is easy to do by forcing the shaft into the tube. See here

Here is how I did my '53. Repositioned the dash bracket and used the 2-piece sheet metal firewall mount on the bottom end.
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