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Old 11-11-2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

Did a search but couldn't find what I'm looking for.

I'm getting ready to rebuild my steering column (68 C10, non-tilt, automatic) and started looking for a kit to rebuild it, but all I can find is individual pieces.

Does anyone actually sell a complete rebuild kit or do I have to piece meal all the parts and hope I can find the pieces?

Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

The lower brg. comes in a kit. It has the brg., collar & spring in it. The rest you will have to buy the pieces you need.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

Thanks George.

You'd think someone one would put a kit together, wonder how many they would sell.

Guess it's time to get off here and start hunting down some parts.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

I knew once I started looking for parts I would have questions, so hopefully you guys can help me out.

I need to rebuild my column, I just pulled it out of the truck, a 68 C10, non-tilt, column shift. I'm pretty sure it's the original column, but want to make sure before I start ordering parts.

Be easy on me, I'm new to the C10's.

Where all the non-tilts the same for 1967 - 1972?

If not, what is the best way to identify what year the column is, if it's missing a few pieces, ie shift indicator, shift lever ?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

Crickets...

Anybody?
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:58 PM   #6
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

I needed the upper bearing (the one you can see in the middle of the turn signal switch) for my '72 non-tilt. I started another thread asking for a part number or where I might find it. It didn't get any responses. I eventually found the bearing at http://www.truckandcarshop.com it listed the same part # for all 67-72 non-tilts.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:26 PM   #7
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

That's kind of why I've been trying to see if anyone knows how to tell the differences between them, all the parts that I am finding, that I think would be the same for all years, come back with different part numbers and I want to make sure I get the correct parts the first time.

LMC may not have the best parts sometimes but they do have the best exploded diagrams to see all the parts.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #8
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

I just ordered and received the lower bearing from LMC for a 67-68 column. It is not the correct bearing. Not even close. Just a heads up.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:53 PM   #9
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I just ordered and received the lower bearing from LMC for a 67-68 column. It is not the correct bearing. Not even close. Just a heads up.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

This is on my list to do. Once you get it figured out could you post a consolidated parts list with part numbers and where you got them?
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This is on my list to do. Once you get it figured out could you post a consolidated parts list with part numbers and where you got them?
Heck I have to figure out which column I have before I can even think about getting parts for it
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:11 AM   #12
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I just ordered and received the lower bearing from LMC for a 67-68 column. It is not the correct bearing. Not even close. Just a heads up.
What was the part number that you got?
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

Classic parts has everything , Toss that LMC catalog in the trash.


http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=684915

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:21 AM   #14
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

I only use LMC for the exploded pictures, then buy the parts someplace else.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:47 AM   #15
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

I cannot say for sure, but I think the lower bearing is the same from 1963-68. So don’t be too hard on me if I’m wrong, but that’s what my research tells me.
Anyway, if the lower bearing actually is the same, you’ll be better off if you upgrade to a newer style bearing LIKE THIS BRONZE BUSHING or THIS SEALED LOWER BEARING, (incorrectly labeled 1969-72). I prefer the sealed bearing. Just compare your original lower bearing to the one I rebuild in the DIY. I also show you how to rebuild your original if it’s in good shape.
I recently published a complete steering column DIY for disassembly and rebuild which may be helpful for 1967 and 1968 manual columns. LINK HERE.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:15 AM   #16
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Re: Steering column rebuild kit, anyone make them?

Ok, did a little surfing and came up with parts. These parts are for an non-tilt, automatic column.

57 Suburb said the lower bearing from LMC doesn't fit for the 67-68, so hopefully, maybe, someone else may see these parts and let me know if they fit or don't fit.

Lower column seal:
Ecklers - 61-213760-1 fits 67-72
Brothers - scs0072. Fits 67 - 72
H&H - 6242. Fits 67-72

Upper column seal:
Ecklers - 61-213761-1. Fits 67-72
Brothers - sccb721. Fits 67-72
H&H - 6043. Fits 67-72

Upper bearing:
Classic parts - 76-815. Fits 64-72
Brothers - uscb072. Fits 67-72
LMC - 34-0840. Fits 67-72

Lower bearing:
Classic parts - 76-823. Fits 69-72
Ecklers - 61-249928-1. Fits 60-68
Tuckers - ccb-3650. Fits 60-68
LMC - 34-0750. Fits 69-72 kit
LMC- 34-0848. Fits 67-68
H&H - 5818. Fits 69-72
H&H - 5981. Fits 60-68

I'm pretty sure the column seals all fit, but not positive since I haven't bought any of these parts.

I found way to many turn signal switches and neutral safety switches to list. I also didn't want to include prices, because the best price doesn't always mean it's the best part.

I didn't really find any other parts for the columns, so if you happen to know of any parts please post them up.
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