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Old 09-14-2015, 11:31 AM
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Need help with steering column

I'm working on a pickup with a 1993 s10 chassis and steering column. I have the cab on , motor set and seats mocked up. I have the seat all the way back but still seems to close to the driver. The column is a tilt with shift and bolts directly to the pedal brace. The after market columns I have seen are the same or longer from the taper to where the wheel bolts on. I'm using an aftermarket steering wheel with 1 1/2" offset. Does anybody know of a column that is shorter?????????

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Older trucks and S-10s have a pretty-different seating position for the driver, and many car seats (if that's what you're using) don't fit in cabs very well either as the back is too thick and leans rearward. I once eventually gave up on using an S-10 pedal hanger/column mount and fabbed one up instead for such reasons, although others will say they work fine. Most or all GM/Jeep columns I'm famillar with have about 13" between the under-dash mount holes and the edge where the gap behind the steering wheel is...Possibly '75-79 Monza is shorter (IDK) but hard to find. If what you need is a shorter distance between the under-dash mount and wheel, it's possible the sheetmetal bracket that bolts to the column could be removed, sliced-up a bit and re-welded for a shorter dimension there.
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What is really in the way is the column shift but I'm not sure it is any shorter between the taper cone and where the steering wheel mounts with or with out column shift. I think it is 10.5 inches from tapered cone to steering wheel mount. So what I really need is a column that is 8 inches there with or without column shift but requires tilt.
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