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steering colum?

Hey guys i have a 1949 ford f-1 pick up with stock steering straight axle. My question is if i wanted to use a steering colum out of a new vehicle with a shifter on the colum what should i be looking for? How can i hook it up do i need an addapter or will it fit together with no problems?

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I think you have a solid shaft from the steering gear to the steering wheel, When you change the column you will have to get or fab a new mount to the inst panel and floor. IF you don't use a tilt you MIGHT be able pull the shaft out of the new column and slide it over the shaft. If not they make couplers, speedway has a variety of sizes if you have to use the complete columh.
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cool. can i use a colum off any car or truck?
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Most us full size cars and trucks use 3/4 inch shafts, the spline for the steering wheels are different from differend manufacturers but they sell wheel adaptors alot of adaptors won't switch the turn signal off after you turn.
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the old 70s and 80s RWD car and '70s and '80s truck columns commonly are used in these trucks and hot rods

work pretty easily

can shorten them as well, they collapse, under the hood part,
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