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Old 11-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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steering column / steering wheel

Can somebody tell me what tilt steering column this is? is this a factory steering wheel, or aftermarket with "chevy truck" glued to the horn button?

I have glued the chevy truck emblem on the horn button straight since this old picture lol.



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Old 11-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

The column looks mid 70's early 80's four speed truck as there is no sign of a shift handle on it.

I've seen those wheels before but can't remember what model they came on.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

It might also be a van steering column 1970's era. The colum in my 59 truck is not a tilt but has the 4 way flasher in the same location. It came out of a 71 chevy truck with manual transmission....steering wheel looks like it might be from a lt camaro or trans am....Like mr48chevy said...I seen it before but just cant seem to remember
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

could be 70 ;s chevelle or caprice
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

Mid 70's but would have to measure overall length to determine van, motorhome, truck or car
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

The no key may be a Van column that someone has smoothed the shift handle out on or swapped the shift collar out on too. It's a rather clean looking column for a tilt out of a later model (meaning 70's/80's).
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

The turn and tilt knobs indicate mid-late 70's but those are easily swapped onto a later one, but most people would have left them. My guess is van with the auto cup shaved
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

Not trying to be Capt Obvious, but that does look like a 70's Chevy van tilt...

Does anyone have info on rebuilding them (I lucked ino one for $50 last weekend )?
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

When I was taking mine apart to get the lock out so I could get it keyed I googled and found a site that had complete dis and reassembly instructions with pics. I looked in my archives and could not find the link, but googled GM tilt steering colum repairs and a bunch of site and youtube videos popped up.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #10
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Not trying to be Capt Obvious, but that does look like a 70's Chevy van tilt...

Does anyone have info on rebuilding them (I lucked ino one for $50 last weekend )?
They aren't that hard to work on if you have three hands and nimble fingers. I've had to take a couple of them apart and tighten them up as my wife uses the steering wheel to pull her self up all the time and loosens the tilt mechanism up.

More info than you want here. https://www.google.com/search?q=tilt...sm=93&ie=UTF-8
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #11
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

Thanks guys- sorry for the thread-stealing, but hope the info helps!!!
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as my wife uses the steering wheel to pull her self up all the time and loosens the tilt mechanism up.
Biggest killer of tilt wheels, they are designed for rotational stress not lateral. Install a grab bar on the A pillar...
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #13
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

Thanks for the input guys. I don't know which column it is, but I think it is an unmodified column from an 80s car, based on what the fella who built the truck 10 years ago could remember.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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Re: steering column / steering wheel

I'm pretty sure that you have a van tilt- especially since there's no ignition key in the column.
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