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Old 05-19-2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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Steering wheel

Is there a smaller diameter steering that i can put on my 69 Iam a big guy and need all the room that i can get
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:46 AM   #2
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Is there a smaller diameter steering that i can put on my 69 Iam a big guy and need all the room that i can get
Classic Industries 13in. Search around You will find wheels from mild to wild! Might need adapter kit.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:50 AM   #3
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collapse the steering column down and you'll gain a few inches
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:03 AM   #4
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I put a 78 chevy pickup wheel on my 72. Lots better for sure. Helps to have ps if you downsize though.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:31 PM   #5
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I put 77 camaro wheel on my 72 no adaptor needed.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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How do you do this?
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:20 AM   #7
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #8
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Re: Steering wheel

The 88+ wheels aren't bad. A 70s Camaro 4 spoke works. Better is same wrapped in leather and some rubber. I've never found a reliable aftermarket wheel and did the extra work. Leather from wheelskins.com or something like that.

Collapsing the column is cutting the collapsible bit of the lower section of the column before the gear. The important part is to save the collapsible length while shortening. The idea is that in a front crash, you aren't impaled by the steering shaft.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #9
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Use the search for shorten steering column or collapse steering column. It moves the wheel about 2 inches closer to the dash. I haven't seen it on any but an auto column so I don't know if you can do it with a Tot.
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67-68 wheel was 16.5''. 69-72 wheel was 17.5''.
Personnaly I hate Grant wheels. I had one the PO left me, come off in my hand while in traffic. Felt like Moe the Stooge, but it wasn't so funny. As soon as I could I put the stock '71 wheel back on. Truck handled a lot better afterwards, too.
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