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Old 01-14-2005, 06:30 PM
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straight or tilt column

I'm building a 1932 3 window and I am having trouble deciding what type of column to get. My dad says do a tilt but I'm leaning toward the straight, it fits the hot rod type theme. I just wanted some suggestions from others. thanks

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Old 01-14-2005, 09:05 PM
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tilt vs straight

I took the tilt wheel out of my car and replaced it with a straight. I have had the bolts in the tilting mechanism come lose on more than one column. I just don't like them. A friend had her tilt lock let go and had the wheel flopping around. If your one for taking them apart. The straight column is easier to work on.
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:16 PM
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If your seating situation is tight, you are very big or very small, tilt can be nice..... but it probably isn't necessary.
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Go with the tilt, it isn't hat much for the added convenience it gives, especially on long road trips. If there was that much problem with tilt's coming apart they would have been recalled. I have never seen one come apart or loose, unless it has been worked on by an incompetent mechanic.

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i installed the tilt column 6 years ago in my coupe, i`m glad i did.
i took alot of time to insure it was located correctly, even thought i didn't need the tilt. on the 1st long trip in the car, i found that tilted down into the 2nd notch was MORE comfortable to my hands & arms.
if you use the straight column, get some measurements from your daily driver to assist in locating your new set-up.
example: floor to seat height, floor to bottom of steering wheel (same size wheel for accuracy) . angle of column will help also.
hope this helps, G`luck.
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