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Old 09-16-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Need help with steering column

I have a 66 that I'm going to Install a v8 with 700 auto trans. What steering column can I retro fit or best place to get an auto column shift.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:08 PM   #2
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Re: Need help with steering column

pretty much any tilt without a key in the column will work. or you can buy a new column from any of the truck shops.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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Re: Need help with steering column

I fou d one for a 67. Will it bolt up or mods to be made? Also my steering gear is off an 86 does that matter?
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Need help with steering column

the 67 will work that is what I used in my 65 but the holes for the two small screws will not line up. that's not a problem you will just need to drill two more small holes or you can use a hose clamp which is what I did. as far as the 87 gear I think the only difference is the rag joint clamp size, which again is not that big of a deal you will just need to acquire the right size and swap them out.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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Re: Need help with steering column

I don't know about the auto gear shifter but I put in the collapsible shaft stuff from a 67 into the 66 column. My truck is 4sp manual. I also took the power steering so it was all pretty well bolt in. Ordered some plates from Internet land to mount the power steering box. I used a brass bushing from Classic industries for the lower bearing. It all works really well.

I guess with the 86 steering gear it might depend on length. I've read of people drilling out the plastic rivets in the double D shaft to change the length. You could also try Borgeson for steering shaft couplers etc.

I'd like to do the 700R4 swap you are referring to. Thought I would look into a Lokar floor shifter.

Keep us informed as to how it goes.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Re: Need help with steering column

I used my 3-on-the-tree manual column with my 4L60e
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:01 PM   #7
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I pieced together my three speed column with a 70s van column for my burb
My works great with a 700r4 and looks stock
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Re: Need help with steering column

Quick question.. Do i need another brake pedal bracket sense im doing away with the clutch pedal?
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Quick question.. Do i need another brake pedal bracket sense im doing away with the clutch pedal?
No. Just go under the column and remove the clutch pedal. Its actually pretty easy once you get under there and look at it. Did the same in my 63 short fleet when I converted it to an auto from the manual.
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So there's a pin made to the clutch pedal that runs through tube brake pedal is attached to. I assume I will need some sort of pin back in there right?
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
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Awsome!!!! Thanks man!!
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:40 PM   #13
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No problem. Once you get under there you will see its easier than it looks. Don't let the diagram scare you off. I think it took about 1/2 hour from start to finish and it was the 1st once I had done.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:33 PM   #14
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Re: Need help with steering column

If you don't get a column that has the same gears as the trans it is hard to get the indicator and the shift notches to line up correctly. Some people tell me they have done it but it took a lot of tinkering others have told me it is a peace of cake. I have tried on mine and not been able to get it to sync up right.
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