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Old 03-16-2017, 07:33 PM   #1
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Steering column question

1957 truck.
Any one who has used a Flaming River or Ididit column what length did you use.
Is one brand better than the other? What about customer service after the sale?
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Steering column question

They are both quality columns, I didt sometimes take a while to get if its anything out of the norm. If your buy one that's in stock get the best priced one.

32 is a good length depending on if you have floor shift or column shift

30-32 works
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:39 AM   #3
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Re: Steering column question

I bought a 30" standard tilt Ididit (floor shift) for my 57 w/2nd gen subframe and IROC box. It allows a proper distance between me and the wheel, and the wheel and the dash (w/3.5" drop), and still protrudes adequately to stay within the maximum 35 degree allowable arc of the Borgeson swivel.

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:48 AM   #5
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Re: Steering column question

I bought an Ididit 32" column with column shift for my 58,it seemed a little to long,it got in the way of the headers.and the shift linkage,I was able to sell it to a friend.Monday i'm going to buy a 30" ididit
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I bought an Ididit 32" column with column shift for my 58,it seemed a little to long,it got in the way of the headers.and the shift linkage,I was able to sell it to a friend.Monday i'm going to buy a 30" ididit
Good to know.
I plan on using a floor shift and my headers are shorties so a 32 may work for me.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:10 AM   #7
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Re: Steering column question

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the 32" will work fine for you,the biggest problem I had was the shifter arm was real close to the headers,the colunm was installed and I was going to use it,but then my buddy came along and I sold it
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:13 PM   #8
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1957 truck.
Any one who has used a Flaming River or Ididit column what length did you use.
Is one brand better than the other? What about customer service after the sale?
Thanks
Kim
Hello Kim,
I've had both companies in my street rod and my truck. I put a Flaming River 32" in the truck and I have my seat as far back as I can in the cab. I also put a floor shift in my 56. Also, the Flaming River people are very helpful to talk to.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:43 PM   #10
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Kim, my Ididit ordered for the 55-57 is 31" floor shift. After I got it and finally took it out of the packaging, it dawned on me I should have just gotten a column shift as when I looked at my 55 GMC 2nd gen, with a factory V8 factory GMC Truck Hydro-Matic, it would have almost looked the same overall.
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