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Old 12-04-2018, 05:33 PM
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So I am in the process of rewiring the 65 Ford pickup that I have been working on. I've come to the interior where I need to wire in the steering column. The problem is all the wiring diagrams I can find and the one that came with my harness do not even come close to matching the color combinations that come out of this column. I have dug around on a couple F100 sites looking at different columns and different color combinations. I cannot find one like this. To be honest the closest one I have found is a 65 Mustang, but it is not right either. I would pull the steering wheel off of it and look at my connections on the interior of the column and the turn signal switch but someone along the way has welded a washer on to the column instead of the nut that is supposed to hold the steering wheel on. Has anyone else ran into anything random like this. I'm not wondering if the reason that the washer is welded on there and the color combinations do not coincide with each other. I'm wondering if somebody tore this column apart years ago to replace the blinker switch in it with an aftermarket one. And in the process they screwed up the steering column nut and welded a washer on there
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:47 PM
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Scratch that fellas my suspicions were correct, the turn signal switch has been replaced in this truck with an aftermarket one and the color codes do not match the factory. My guess would be is that is why the steering wheel is welded to the steering shaft. Some people should have their thumbs cut off
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:58 PM
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I would replace the column. or at least take it apart and make sure it is reassembled safely.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:03 PM
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Time for a new column, or at least a good used one. That era Ford is plentiful...
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:02 PM
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I would replace the column. or at least take it apart and make sure it is reassembled safely.
I cant take it apart lol. Its welded together

The scary thing is is the owner of this truck has driven it for years this way
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:02 PM
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Time for a new column, or at least a good used one. That era Ford is plentiful...
Yes the problem with that is the owner is tired of spending money, or his wife is one of the two LOL. I will have to give him a call here so we can get this figured out for sure
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:36 PM
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It seems they all get tired of spending money when you get about half to three quarter the way done.
I think it's their way of suggesting, you charge too much which, we all know what it takes to get a project finished.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:01 PM
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It seems they all get tired of spending money when you get about half to three quarter the way done.
I think it's their way of suggesting, you charge too much which, we all know what it takes to get a project finished.
All three of my big customer builds have been at the I'm tired of spending money point when I start wiring them. But yet all three of my customer builds have had leather seats and fancy doodads everywhere. I have convinced him that we need to change the column it wasn't very hard wants it to be safe also. I'm going to go dig around and see if I can find one of the same color and if not I will get this one and replace the insides of it with a good steering shaft
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What kind of idiot hack welds down a steering wheel like that? For sure Id get rid of that.
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