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Old 05-11-2019, 10:43 PM   #1
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I need steering column help

I didn't like my steering wheel position the day I bought my truck years ago, it's not tilt. I recently saw a craigslist ad for an early Chevy van tilt steering column and it said in the ad it would fit a 67-72 truck. I had heard of people using van tilt columns in the past so I bought it.

It didn't just plug in like I hoped it would.

I can't seem to figure out how to separate the intermediate shaft from the main column on my original column (blue)

How do I hook to black column up to the rag joint on the blue one?




Btw my truck is a 67' and it is converted to floor shift so none of the shifting bits are relevant, I just need to steer.

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: I need steering column help

I don't think there is an intermediate shaft on the 67 column, so it won't come apart. It attaches straight to the steering gear box.

You would probably need an intermediate shaft from a later truck.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: I need steering column help

I am relatively new to the forum but there seem to be a couple of Members who really know steering columns. Including refurbishing ones they buy and resell, etc.
One is Randy500. Can find him easily through his posts. Great guy, have talked to him on the phone a couple of times.
I bought a tilt steering column from him that also came out of a van. But had to also buy an intermediate shaft from him with it. He had to adjust it, shorten it for my 72 Jimmy.
I would contact him with a PM and ask for help. He will need to know exactly what steering column you bought.
Plus there is a chance he might have some extra intermediate shafts and he might sell one to you.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:47 PM   #4
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Re: I need steering column help

Thanks for the replies. I ended up ordering an intermediate shaft and flange and a 3/4" DD shaft from CPP. $43 shipped. Hopefully it works out.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:37 AM   #5
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Re: I need steering column help

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I didn't like my steering wheel position the day I bought my truck years ago, it's not tilt. I recently saw a craigslist ad for an early Chevy van tilt steering column and it said in the ad it would fit a 67-72 truck. I had heard of people using van tilt columns in the past so I bought it.

It didn't just plug in like I hoped it would.

I can't seem to figure out how to separate the intermediate shaft from the main column on my original column (blue)

How do I hook to black column up to the rag joint on the blue one?




Btw my truck is a 67' and it is converted to floor shift so none of the shifting bits are relevant, I just need to steer.

Thanks,
Matt
Should have used u joint and DD shaft it makes for a precise way to locate steering position
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