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Need help to remove 34 ford steering column

I am lifting the body of 34 Ford 2dr sedan. Any tips to removing the steering column? Looks like the column has on bolt and one rivet holding it to the dash.
Not sure how to remove the horn button/light switch so I can remove the steering wheel.

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Might be the same as other brands-early 30s I have done. Look for a center nut at the very bottom of the steering shaft/box (if that's where the switch is). That center nut acts like a compression fitting nut. It locks the moving part of the switch to the long thin tube that goes up the entire column to the switch handle.

Now, it won't have the ceiling room in a closed car to pull that rod all the way out, so you need to pull the column out of the car first, or at least let the column droop down to get the rod to end up in the back seat

lotsa luck pulling the wheel off. It seems like they never have threaded puller holes under the button. I don't have any tips on that part.
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Now, it won't have the ceiling room in a closed car to pull that rod all the way out, so you need to pull the column out of the car first, or at least let the column droop down to get the rod to end up in the back seat
That is part of the problem. Can't remove the column from the dash to let it "droop". Ford seems to have put some kind of anti-theft system in to this. The locking steering is one thing but the column drop seems to be riveted to the dash. One side of the drop has a bolt but the other side is mounted with a pin that has no visible way to remove.

Hope somebody can give me the answer before I unleash the sawsall.
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One side of the drop has a bolt but the other side is mounted with a pin that has no visible way to remove.
Like I mentioned, I have not done that job on a Ford..but..

Some cars had one or both "bolts" made at the factory that had a "breakaway head". That bolt would get intalled as normal, but when it reached a certain torque, the special head would snap off, leaving what looks like rivet head.

If it looks like that may be what is was, I'd either clean it to mig weld a smaller bolt to it, OR drill the head of it.

The mig deal works pretty good on most snapped bolts because the heat helps loosen it. Takes some practice to do it.
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