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Wiring cruise and wiper controls on older GM column to new equipment

I am having trouble locating a 74-76 GM tilt column for my 49 Chevy PU with just a turn signal,tilt and ign features in good condition. There are many later model columns but they include wipers and cruise control on the turn signal lever. If I get a later model column, how do I wire the cruise and wiper controls in to after market equipment? Is there a diagram for these columns or do I just not use the controls? That would look lame.

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My '75 GMC Pickup has a factory tilt column without cruise or wiper controls. If this column will work, there should be a lot of them out there in the junkyard.

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full size gm trucks didnt have wipers and brights on column until 84
so 83 and older have dash controlled wipers and floor dimmer switch switch like the really old cars had, mid/early 70s older, or whatever year this change was made in the cars.. i have not really had any cars this old in the past, only trucks, except for a few rare times, such as a '74 ventura i had and drove then stripped out and junked.
but i didnt pull the column and i cant remember but i think it did have dash wiper switch hmm.,.

i have seen these full size truck columns in many hot rods and they seem to work for them, they bolt up almost identically to the car columns,
just a little bit different in size maybe., or maybe just the overall length is different,

the cars did this change way earlier than the trucks did

no idea what year though

if you need measurements, i have a couple late '70's full size truck columns laying around
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