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Old 03-31-2011, 11:27 PM
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I am finally ready to find a good used steering column for Gr8 '48 but I do not know what will fit, but I would like to keep it Chevy. This is the first time for me to attempt such a task as this so I will need all the help I can get. My car is a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan. I have a M-ll IFS, 250 CID backed up with a TH350 Tranny. I want a tilt column with automatic shifter and cruise control.

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:53 AM
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Lots of ways to go here. First you will have to mock up a steering column with a broomstick and a circular piece of cardboard for a steering wheel so you can get an idea of the length you need. Make sure you have in place the seat you are going to use. Once you have the proper length determined it's off to the salvage yard. I would stay away from any late model cars and trucks as they have too much garbage in and on the steering column. Look at early 90's late 80's Chevy pickups and vans for starters.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:31 AM
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Ops from what you said i am not ready yet. the body is still off the chassis and it is completely stripped. I thought I could hook up some type of steering so I could turn the wheel when I move the chassis. I can roll it around but I have to manually turn the wheels roll a little adjust the wheels roll adjust roll then I am tired out. As I am writing this, I just realized that I can't attache any type of steering until I have the engine running because it is a power steering M-ll IFS. Thanks anyway I'll just have to keep on keeping on with the way that has been working kinda sorta. Hope it won't be long before I can put her on the road.

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