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Cutting and using an old steering column?

I have the original column with steering wheel and horn button from my 53 IH R110. I did a frame swap to a 75 c10 frame and need a new column. I was wondering if anyone has cut an old steering column and trimmed the end to use a DD coupler/joint or if anyone has anything else they have used? I would be doing this instead of buying a new column.

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You want to use the stock column? It was part of the steering box correct?

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Yes, and yes.
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It's pretty tough, you would need to have a bearing at the bottom with the shaft sticking out, you would need some sort of "thrust" bearing so the shaft wouldn't fall thru. You would need a bracket at the bottom to hold the column. Of course any welding has to be done by a pro on the shaft (in my opinion). Let's see if anyone has any ideas, realistically it is not worth the trouble when you can get columns to solve the problem. But if you really wanted that original column you can do it.

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Very easy to do...I do it on all the ones I buy or build myself... If you have a lathe you can make a bushing for the bottom,, Then all you need is a slip collar with a set screw... Cut the one you have long,, Then figure where you need to stop the outter part of the column,Take your time in cut it as straite as you can. Then either get a bearing or make a bushing for the bottom.. Once you have it in place,just ping three sides with a center punch...

The collar will be on the end to stop the shaft from coming up..It can't come down..Theres a nut at the top stopping that from happening..Inside at the bottom where it goes through the firewall weld a 1'' peice of flat bar against the fire wall (not to the firewall, to the column ) with a 1/4'' hole in it so once it's welded to the column you can bolt the bottom of the column to the firewall.. Very easy to do..

You don't even need to take the column apart to do this..


When I do a custom build and don't make it myself, I order the longest flamingriver I can buy, Then once I set it in the car I can shorten it to the size to better fit the car I'm building..

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If you use a U joint or coupling, you should tighten the allen screw to make a mark on the shaft then drill a recess for the screw point, then double nut and locktite. After I had road tested everything I tig welded it.
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