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3x2stude
12-29-2014, 07:38 PM
I am building a 53 C-body street rod including rack and pinion steering. I was planning on adding an aftermarket steering column. Does anyone have any experience as to who's may fit the best, as far as cab fit? I am concerned that a "tilt column" may need to be avoided as the dash and windshield are so close. This is a floor shift car. Not interested in trying to use a junk yard donor.

Jon Kammer

sweetolbob
12-29-2014, 08:27 PM
I used a 98 Camaro column with tilt in my 54K. Changed the length of the double "D" compression section to bolt to the GM R&P. Used an earlier non-airbag wheel and used the Camaro wiper motor setup and wired the whole car to use the column controls. You said no junk yard crap so disregard this if you will but it should give you an idea that tilt will work and the component lengths involved. Bob

3x2stude
12-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Bob,

This is worth looking at Bob. I want to keep options open though.

Thanks,

JK

PackardV8
12-29-2014, 10:16 PM
FWIW, I used an ididit column in my '56 Hawk custom.

http://www.ididitinc.com/

jack vines

ralt12
12-30-2014, 10:45 AM
FWIW, I used an ididit column in my '56 Hawk custom.

http://www.ididitinc.com/

jack vines

+1 for my '53 Commander

Pat Dilling
12-30-2014, 11:27 AM
I have a GM tilt column of uncertain origin in my '53 coupe and there is no interference issue with the tilt function.

3x2stude
12-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Ralt12,

Check your PMs please.

JK

rodnutrandy
12-30-2014, 07:12 PM
I used a S10 Column in my M series , Shortened it 3 inches , It was a tilt column with no shift linkage , I also use a floor shift.