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Old 03-15-2019, 06:19 PM   #1
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1960 Upper Steering Column Bearing Replacement

Hi - I searched and searched but cant find anything on the 60 era steering column upper bearing. I will need to replace mine and wanted a picture of the correct one. I find the 64 and later ones all over with the plastic TS switch. I need the right picture of someones column. I don't think this truck had factory turn signals as unit has an aftermarket era correct switch attached to the column.

I want to be prepared when I pop the wheel off...

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:40 AM   #2
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Re: 1960 Upper Steering Column Bearing Replacement

Classic Industries list a 1960 - 63 upper column bearing assembly E1175. In my old catalogue nothing is showing for anything newer.
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Re: 1960 Upper Steering Column Bearing Replacement

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Classic Industries list a 1960 - 63 upper column bearing assembly E1175. In my old catalogue nothing is showing for anything newer.
I already have a bearing. Want to see how its all held together. These don't have the normal plastic switch with the upper bearing in them.
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Re: 1960 Upper Steering Column Bearing Replacement

I would just go ahead and pull it apart. You will probably see how it works then. If you have a spring at the bottom of the column it will be what pulls the shaft down and takes the looseness out of the bearings, kind of like an old bicycle fork.
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I would just go ahead and pull it apart. You will probably see how it works then. If you have a spring at the bottom of the column it will be what pulls the shaft down and takes the looseness out of the bearings, kind of like an old bicycle fork.
I pulled it apart and it was self explanatory. It appears the rag joint also helps with slop. Will be replacing that too. But now I don't have a floppy upper steering column!
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