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300rag

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« on: May 30, 2010, 11:06:15 AM »

What would be involved with replacing the regular column on my 65 300 with a tilt only column? Car is a 4 speed and column comes from a column shift 65 NY. Can this be swapped from the rubber coupler on up or do I have to go all the way to the steering box?
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 04:23:41 PM »

From experience, you'll need to go all the way to the slip coupler.  The mid shaft is usually different.POLARACO2010-05-30 21:24:07
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 09:13:17 AM »

Swapping a steering column is not that difficult.  Perhaps finding what you are looking for would be.  I would think that you could use a number of columns from different cars, Dodges and Plymouths both.  Once you attach your Chrysler steering wheel you would not be able to tell the difference.
 
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 05:37:46 PM »

The splines on the wheel might be different for a tilt vs. non tilt.  If I am not mistaken, the tilt colums were GM (Saginaw) units.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 05:50:10 PM »

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The splines on the wheel might be different for a tilt vs. non tilt.  If I am not mistaken, the tilt colums were GM (Saginaw) units.


 
 
 
I should have the new column this weekend, but probably won't get to work on it for a while. Different splines won't matter much since I'm changing to an aftermarket wood wheel anyways. The other issue is to see what I can do to hide the shifter hole. If not, I might have a 65 tilt column for sale.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 07:46:45 PM »

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Quote from: rexus31
The splines on the wheel might be different for a tilt vs. non tilt.  If I am not mistaken, the tilt colums were GM (Saginaw) units.


 
 
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 05:43:58 AM »

I have the column out of that 300 I just scrapped and will have my Red 300 here in a couple of weeks.  I'll see what they look like side by side.
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