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Old 11-06-2002, 09:25 AM
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Howdy. New here.
I'm building a '54 F100 W/Chevy front end and Chevy S/B 400.
I found an early GM tilt column for it and need to take it apart to fix the Torx screw problem and replace the bearings.
My problem is, when I follow the directions I've found on the internet, I find they don't work. Apparently my column is earlier than what is described on the web sites I've found. My tilt column is so old, it doesn't even have the dimmer switch in it.
According to the directions I've found, once I pull the two pivot pins out, I'm supposed to be able to remove the tilt assembly, but that's not happening. There appears to be a drift pin in top of the assembly, but I'm a little leery of driving it out until I know more about it.
Anyone here maybe familiar with this?

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http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/susp..._steering.html [try this link] your in st louis im just across the river.
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Thanks Carguy,
But I had already found that link, and I think that one's talking about a later model column. Anyway, I've decided to head out to U wrench it and get another column. I just found out the GM dealer wants forty bucks for a rebuild kit that only has the two bearing sets in it. I can get another whole column for 25 bucks from U Wrench It.
Actually, there was nothing wrong with the column, except when I moved to a new house, I got in a hurry to put my truck together, and accidently knocked the bearings loose when I was trying to hook up the steering box. I lost a couple of the balls during the move.

And I actually live in Grafton Illinois, but I work in St Louis.

Hope to see your '53 cruisin up the river road when ya get it goin. What you gonna put in it?
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it will have a 400 sbc and a 700r4 you will probably see it, i work in alton

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