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Old 03-26-2007, 04:33 PM
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steering column 34 Ford

I know this question has been probably answered a thousand times but here goes. I have been looking in local graveyards for a suitable steering column for my 34 five window.Some have suggested the 1988 up Chev. Camaro. Why not the previous years? Found a "virgin" 1983 Camaro tilt and wondering why not? What length column is preferred? I know the early Chevy. van columns are often chosen but are tough to find. I really don't want to just "buy" an aftermarket and install it..kind of like doing things my way!

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hi,i used a column out of a 87 firebird (same camaro) in my 34 ford pickup. fit good .Im boatbob2
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What I do to determine the length column that I need is to mock it up....Put a set in the car and us a broom stick or someting and run it through the floor or fire wall at the proper place for a steering column see where you would want the steering wheel to be...mark it on the broomstick and then measure it. I used a tilt column out of a Camaro for my 30 Ford coupe.
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I'm going to use a column out of a '90 mod Chevy Astro in my '34 Roadster. Hope it fits...!
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I have found that a column of around 32" fits pretty good. I did have a column out of an 88 Camaro and it would have fit fine, but I was at a loss as to how to cover up the funky looking ignition switch showing at the bottom of the column. I did not want to use some goofy looking carpet or upholstery boot. I eventually sold the Camaro column and went with an Ididit. Much nicer looking and fit perfect.



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Old 03-27-2007, 06:59 AM
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I am with Vince ...
The later columns look overly large and out of place ... to me
in a small early car. The van columns may cost a little bit more ... but fit perfect, and look more at home in a early car. I used the early van column in both of my 32's ...





The Ididit is a nice, quality column ... but I wanted the painted look in my car ... plus I already had 4 or 5 of them ...
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