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old trucke 01-18-2013 03:47 PM

steering column info needed
 
Hello
Would a GM column work well in a early 40s pickup ?.iFso what years Work well or what should I look for ?? I have subfarmed with camaro clipgoing the standard 350 /350.
Thanks Larry

BOBCRMAN@aol.com 01-18-2013 06:22 PM

Eighties GMC/Chevy full size van..

old trucke 01-19-2013 05:10 AM

steering column
 
quote Eighties GMC/Chevy full size van
Thanks gotta ask what makes those years vehicle steering column work better than others .?
Larry

timothale 01-19-2013 05:58 AM

short van
 
The Van columns are shorter. It depends on what you want, column shifter, Tilt, telescope, Switches on the column. Shortening a car column with Tilt and Telescope and column shifter is a real pain, requires special tools to take it apart it and put it back together,

old trucke 01-19-2013 10:37 AM

steering column
 
Id like to go floor shifter route and tilt wheel . The experts tell me 30" lenght needed . would s-10 column work ?? Thinkinsg size / lenght here?
Larry Mullen

old trucke 01-19-2013 10:39 AM

column
 
Should have mentied floorshift option not an absoulute.
Thanks Larry

cobalt327 01-19-2013 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by old trucke (Post 1636536)
Id like to go floor shifter route and tilt wheel . The experts tell me 30" lenght needed . would s-10 column work ?? Thinkinsg size / lenght here?
Larry Mullen

Took a look around because this interested me. Seems GM columns are generally longer than 30", a lot seem to be in the 32"-34" area. Read that a '68 Camaro was 31.5" from the end of the top shaft to the bottom end where the rag joint is, an '85 Camaro is 33" same measuring points, except the '85 has a through pin, not a rag mount.

A page w/some more lengths/splines, etc.: Tilt steering columns

A buck sixty'll get you a new one: Chrome 30" Tilt Steering Column Floor Shift

old trucke 01-19-2013 01:58 PM

column
 
Cobalt
Thanks for theinfo/ links .The column for 160.00 is priced well I take it its imported well worth if Quality is there ;) anbyone out there ever installed that brand?
Larry

cobalt327 01-19-2013 02:17 PM

Looking for 30 or 32 inch steering column - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums is where I saw that type of column mentioned (eBay special), but the one I linked to wasn't exactly like the one in the thread, it had been sold- but others like it may still may be available. I hesitated to even link to it but decided to anyway, in order to let you research it.

I'd bet a dollar to a dime they're imported, too.:mwink:


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