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Old 11-25-2002, 04:11 PM
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I'm running a standard - what vehile would make a good donor for a steering column? (I will also be running a standard tranny).

I've got an 89 blazer in my driveway, but it's got the shifter on the steering column.

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chevy full size vans work well, you can put a blank upper housing on it.

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Concern yourself with the length of the shaft and get something that is what you need. The shift mechanism on the column is easy to eliminate. You just cut it off at the bottom and pull the bell out of the top and fill it with bondo and sand it to the suface contour. Very easy. In a truck, it is nice to get a tilting column because the column mounting tends to be pretty high in the truck and by the time you put some nice bucket seats in it, the seating height tends to be a little lower than stock and you can then tilt the column down at you.
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that makes a lot of sense - I think I'll pull this steering column I have out, and see how it fit's. hopefully it will work, and I won't have to worry about it. then I believe all I will have to round up is seats.
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I used an 87 Camaro column from a car with console shifter. Right length and got headlight switch, wiper switch, cruise switch and tilt wheel all in one for $90. Just removed the lower mount flange and made my own to match my 49pu floorboard then used a street rod column drop to mount the upper end to my dash.
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I'm betting the one I have out here will work, and it will be free. just gotta get it pulled. I've got some other stuff I need to get out of there too.
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