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Old 09-09-2021, 04:58 AM
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Great lookin interior.
Do you use the more expensive tilt columns, if not do you have any looseness in the tilt part of the columns you use?
The only ones I have any luck with are the Ididt or Flaming Rivers. They've gotten so expensive, I've started using the lower priced ones and the tilt moves like a factory tilt when it starts to loosen up in the joints.
Been thinking about tearing one apart to see if there's a way to fix them.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:16 AM
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I must confess to using the cheaper ones, you know where they come from... The US ones, like you say are very expensive now, and I wonder how much of their construction is really made in the US
So far I've not had any issues with looseness, bought 3 or 4 from ebay seller Gearheadworld, it's just hard to resist the price....
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:01 PM
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I've always used used ones with no problems, Ford and Chevy
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:33 PM
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I've always used used ones with no problems, Ford and Chevy
Same. I have one GM one with a loose tilt mechanism that I haven't yet torn down to tighten. For my roadster I bought an Ididit column, a local hot rod shop was closing down their parts business so I got a crazy deal on it. That will be the first new column I've ever used.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:56 PM
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The last 4 I purchased (different vendors) are loose feeling.
You can actually move the steering wheel and see the locking handle move too. I've had a couple that would pop out of the lock if you pulled down on them.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:02 PM
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I've always used used ones with no problems, Ford and Chevy
I have too but it's really hard to find the good old ones, like mid 70's and earlier, the later ones have all that plastic shrouding. And now they are also getting loose too.....
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Old 09-11-2021, 02:18 PM
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I have too but it's really hard to find the good old ones, like mid 70's and earlier, the later ones have all that plastic shrouding. And now they are also getting loose too.....
I also like that the early ones don't have a ign and column lock
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:16 PM
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Nice day today, supposed to rain tomorrow so I thought it was time for some yard art
These are the last pieces needing paint, couple more rounds of priming and block sanding and they should be ready. There's always a fly in the mix, this time because it's fruit picking time in the orchards around me and fruit flies are everywhere and just love fresh paint
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:29 PM
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Just put clear over the bugs and call it art.
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