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Old 12-30-2005, 06:15 PM
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Late model GM Steering Column for Model A

A 2002 Camaro SS tilt column will this be long enough to go through the firewall of a Model A body? I know I will have to do a double jointed steering shaft along the frame. I would also get the steering joint from the same car for one end. I have a front mounted Rack and Pinion for a Mustang front end. I am just wondering if I purchased this unit will it fit under the dash and go through the firewall. Anyone know what length I should look for if this will not work?

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It will fit, but it will look like c%$# IMO. I went through the same thing, purchased a late model Camaro steering column from a salvage yard. I even had it mounted in my 34 but didn't like the way it looked with that ugly ignition switch sticking out. I sold it and bought a chrome Ididit column and it looks great. The Ididit column I bought was 32" long and it fit perfect.

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It will fit, but it will look like c%$# IMO. I went through the same thing, purchased a late model Camaro steering column from a salvage yard. I even had it mounted in my 34 but didn't like the way it looked with that ugly ignition switch sticking out.


A lot of rodders.......who do not want the chrome column look ( myself included ) use a early Chevrolet/GMC van tilt column. I have one in my 32 Roadster and the 32 3W I am building. A Model A should be close enough to a 32 to work out for the column. I like the shifter up on the side and the shift indicator on top...with NO UGLY key.





IF you are not going to have a shifter on the column....just disregard this post...
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