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Locking Plate???????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    DO I need the locking plate on my 85 tilt column installed in order to drive it????

    If not do I need to install anything in there in order to take up the space?

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  2. shawnboy

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    They are a bitch to put back together aren't they? Do yourself a favour and do it. If your steering wheel doesn't lock it will make it a lot easier to steal.
    Shawnboy.

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  3. POFF

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    You can probably drive it that way if you put the same thickness washer in to take up the space, The washer will be just as hard to install as the lock-plate though. You can pick up a lock-plate tool fairly cheap. Check ebay and Lisle Tools, they are $40 form Snap-On so you should be able to find an OK one or a used one for $20.

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  4. HarryH3

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    I've got the lock plate tool kit from Lisle. Picked it up a Pep Boys for short money. Makes it WAY easier to remove and install the lock plate. [​IMG]

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  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Go buy the tool for $10. You ocuold probably turn around and sell it on here for $5 later : ) Those things save SOO much time, and work on just about every GM car and truck from 73-90 something.

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