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tilt colum

Post #1 by franknsix » Thu May 28, 2015 9:19 pm

i have a 69 f-250 c.s. and was wondering if i could put tilt steering in and from what year car or truck. :idea:

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Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:25 pm

Yes it can be done though it's not going to be a bolt in, so be ready to do some custom Fab work. Look for a column that's close to the same length as you current one or be prepared to do some cutting and welding to make it fit. GM and Ford products from intermediate or full size cars are the ones to look at. Or if you want to make it much easier you might consider buying one of the custom Hot Rod type columns. Good luck :nod:
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Post #3 by chad » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:32 pm

I put a late 70's early 80s in my 69/70/77 Bronk. The important thing to do is get all the the ele. with it (at least 4 me due to that being my weak link in auto techn). I say this Bcuz that way you have less to cobble together. I got the thing shipped from a NorWest junk yr. to Massachusetts. I asked for that yr cuz it still had the ign key on the dash...mine is not compatible w/a column mounted more modern style key. It was very easy to mount Bcuz all I hadda do wuz slip it thru a n existing 'strap' on the dash (grind off some tabs on the casing of the column) drill a new hole and slip a bolt thru. My problem is still tryin to get the horn/ol school steering wheel to wrk together. I put a button for the horn on the dash till I work that out.
BTW the column came from a 2 yr newer Bronk (what the bronk guys call a "full size"). So look for the nxt generation F250 (or may B a fancier variety of UR same model) or whatever it is U own. Van's have a slightly shorter column. There wuz some 20 models listed on our Bronk site about which were compatible.

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Re: tilt colum

Post #4 by Luckyman » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:28 pm

I don't know what year Ford started offering a tilt wheel option in their trucks, but I'll go out on a limb here and guess that a column from 73-79 F100 to F350 and 78-79 Bronco should go in without too much necessary modification if the donor truck uses the same trans set up as the recipient truck (auto, 3spd column, 4spd floor) and the electrics are accounted for and modified as necessary.
But don't take my word for it keep studying.

One place to check for inter-changeability and/or availability would be
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