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I missed a deal on an early 70 s gm tilt with shift at Charlotte,,,,got off my butt,,found 2 caddy columns ,early 70s,,and they have the scope deal,,paid about the same for those,as the guy wanted for one at Charkotte,,,,,do I need 2,,,why not,,,seems to be the right length,will install in my 69 SS elcamino

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Thanks for the advice.
1) Can I measure the old steering column in the vehicle, or do I need to remove?
2) Does anyone know how long the column should be for a 1937 Buick Roadmaster?
3) Are there tilt columns from 70's Chevy trucks that would work as well?
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I use a lot of steering out of 98-2001 camaros. A lot of those cars had floor shifters so they are clean and you can cut the housing down and re tack it whatever length you need. I also use the short ones out of 89-92 gm vans. they are just right for coupes and have shifter and indicator on them. also standard gm spline so you can either adapt or buy an adapter for virtually any steering wheel. I recently used a banjo wheel out of a mg on a 34 ford...It looked great! Both have standard d shafts on the end and it is easy to get hookup connectors also....
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Been a while since I started this thread, but have some questions related to the steering column I ended up with.
Bought a donor car and will be using the tilt steering column from '95 Buick Roadmaster.
1) Does anyone know if there is an adapter available that will allow my '37 Roadmaster steering wheel to be used with it (see picture) ?
2) If not , then what are my options for a vintage looking steering wheel?
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I usually get a grant wheel adapter that fits on your column. make a plate out of pretty thick steel and drill it so that it matches adapter. find the exact center and weld the spline for the old wheel on to it keeping it as short as possible. the adapter kit comes with a steel cup that you use to hide the plate. bolt it together.....
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