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4b316 01-14-2008 06:40 AM

best tilt column
 
I know a lot of guys that put tilt columns in their rides,what have you found that goes in easily and works well?Should it make a difference on what steering gear you are using?Ease of wiring?Has anybody use a newer Ford tilt with air bag in it?Not saying use the bag,just that type of column

Deuce 01-14-2008 07:14 AM

It actually depends on the vehicle you are trying to install the column in ... I have found, that for me anyway, a Chevrolet/GMC van tilt works out best. I have put them in Model A's , 32 Fords and 33 - 34 Fords. I even used one in my brothers 40 Ford coupe.

http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos...1913596510.jpg

Here is one in my 32 Ford 3W project. The early to - late 70's models are the ones I prefer to use. No key in the column, has the P R N D L2 L1 indicator on the column and a neutral start switch. Uses a standard Chevrolet steering wheel so lots of choices there ...

Easy to hook up on the firewall side with lots of joint combinations available from the after market.

http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos...1431451842.jpg

burnt olds 01-14-2008 07:35 AM

best tilt column
 
deuce is right on with the question at hand .
so if you have a man van ,go get another column at the scrap yard .

speedydeedy 01-14-2008 07:46 AM

Deuce is right. What are you putting it in?

Deuce 01-14-2008 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4b316
I know a lot of guys that put tilt columns in their rides,what have you found that goes in easily and works well?

http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/da...5_JPGdodge.jpg

I went and looked at your journal and found THIS ;)

I helped a friend years ago with a Dodge pickup like this and we used a 76 Cordoba donor car ... for most everything. He had bought the car new and had it for a few years and accidentally dropped a big Oak tree on it ( with no insurance :embarrass ) ... We used the 400 engine, transmission and anything we could. We even installed the tilt column out of it also.

http://i23.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/d1/ed/f2b2_12.JPG

Worked out pretty nice.

4b316 01-14-2008 03:25 PM

dodge
 
Yes,we are going to put it in the 45 Dodge.I have several different columns that I am going to try to see which one will fit and look the best.I have a couple different ones that I had doubles of, on ebay.I will probably use a S-10 manual one as we are going to use S10 running gear.


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