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Old 06-19-2008, 01:55 AM
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steering column swap - 53 chev

any suggestions/advice for swapping out the steering column in 53 belair for something newer/shorter with tilt?


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A lot of factors play into the situation here.

Do you have a automatic ?
Do you want the shifter on the column ?
How do you plan on controlling the neutral start switch ?
How about keeping your key in the original position ?

I have never done a 53 Chevrolet ... but I find that the early 70's to late 70's Chevrolet and GMC vans have a very adaptable tilt column. It has no key, it has a neutral start switch and it has the P R N D L2 L1 ... on the column.

Down side is that they are getting a little difficult to find ... so I am told. I almost always have 2 or 3 laid back for future projects ... and buy one whenever I see one at a decent price ... @ the swap meets.
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good tips, thanks. Its an auto with a floor shift. I'm more interested in getting my steering wheel closer to the dash than anything else. I'll try to put up a pic later today..
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