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Old 07-29-2018, 08:46 AM   #1
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rebuilt steering column

Ok guys I'm trying to find a guy on here that sells rebuilt columns. I know about Kevsclassics and I'm not trying to take business away from him but shipping from the left coast to the right is pretty costly. Kevs in Calif were I wish I still lived and I'm in S.Carolina. the other guy is somewhere in the mid east I think. Any one know ????
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: rebuilt steering column

Just wondering what could be so wrong with yours that you need another? All parts are available to fix whatever issue you have. Aftermarket new columns like "Ididit" are not nearly as well built as the original ones.
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: rebuilt steering column

Honestly ripping into the column is not something I want to do. If I had one to practice on maybe I would but isn't that what we have guys on this board do. If we were all pros at ALL the things on these trucks we wouldn't need them. Right? Anyway Mine won't stay in park so trying to work on it while its running is well just plane scary and it flops like a wet rag. I hear great things about Kev on here and that he can make it like new. I may take mine and rebuild it myself and sell it.
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:59 PM   #4
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Re: rebuilt steering column

Are you thinking about Les 70Shortfleet ?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:11 AM   #5
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Re: rebuilt steering column

yes that's the guy I believe rebuilds them too. not sure about his work though. has anyone here done business with him.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:16 AM   #6
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Re: rebuilt steering column

yes I believe that's the one I heard of before. has anyone done business with him that can verify his quality of work ??
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:41 AM   #7
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Re: rebuilt steering column

Unless your Blazer is the daily driver,
Get the parts and yank that sucker,
Bring it inside, set it up on the kitchen table and get to work. There's not a lot to them.
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Re: rebuilt steering column

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Honestly ripping into the column is not something I want to do. If I had one to practice on maybe I would but isn't that what we have guys on this board do. If we were all pros at ALL the things on these trucks we wouldn't need them. Right? Anyway Mine won't stay in park so trying to work on it while its running is well just plane scary and it flops like a wet rag. I hear great things about Kev on here and that he can make it like new. I may take mine and rebuild it myself and sell it.
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If your truck won't stay in park, the problem is not in the column. It will either be the linkage going to the transmission, or the detent plate located at the base of the column is worn. Regardless of which column you decide to go with, you will still have to use that detent plate.

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Old 08-02-2018, 01:30 PM   #9
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Yah, honestly I wouldn't be too scared of ripping apart that column the only trick is remember the order stuff goes back. I just this week took apart a tilt and a non-tilt column and the only things I would is forget to put certain parts in the right order thinking I could put it in later.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:45 AM   #10
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Les does beautiful work. He has done two tilt columns for me and they came back better than new, including the one that UPS turned oblong during the trip from my house to his.
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