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What other GM tilt columns will work in my 69 Camaro?

I am in need of a tilt steering for my 69 Camaro. I can still find 70 through 81 GM tilts cheap. Will any of these work in the 69 without major mods.? I would like to look as stock and original as possible.

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I'm not sure a 70+ column would work and look good.
With the 69 being the first column ignition and soooo much of the column exposed between the dash and steering wheel, It might not be a bad idea to check 69 Buick skylark, 69 F-Bird (good luck with that). That is allI can come up with now. (I once used a 68Buick Electra in a 67 Bonneville---PITA to get looking right)

I believe Ididit now has column ignition tilts available----pricey though, and they probably use a generic switch and key. Could'nt hurt to look into that.

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You might also look at the 69/70 something Nova's and their Cousins.
(The same size Buicks, Pontiacs and Olds) A lot of Pieces swap back and forth between the Camaros and Novas of those years. I don't know if they will fit right up but chances are that they are pretty close.
One here and his info verifies the Nova idea http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/69-19...QQcmdZViewItem

The bid is pretty high though.

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what other GM tilt column

Don't remember what your column looks like, but if it's plain you want, without spending a fortune with ididit. Look for a gm Van, or motorhome. Most vans did not tilt, but a few did. Virtually all motorhomes had tilts. They are small (2 inch) columns with a small tilt knuckle. Keys were on the dash, not the column. All will have turn signals and flashers, most will have automatic gearshift and indicator. A few motor homes had shifter on the dash and the column is real trim. Generally 80's ,models.
Many different manufacturers used the Chevy P30 chasis, so it doesn't have to be a GM motorhome.
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That's fine for hotrod conversions but the 69 Camaro has the key in the column.
He leads me to believe that he wants the car to look as original as possible but have a tilt.
With the Camaro most likely having a floor shift CF most likely needs one w/o the shifter.
One option, get an automatic column for a 69/74 Nova, Ventura, Omega or the like Buick and then buy a collar for a floor shift column and swap it on. A bit of work but that may be the simple and least expensive way out.
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'69-'71 Nova used the same steering column as a '69 Camaro. '72-'74 were different, but I don't know how.
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