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Pics of my van tilt column installed

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Yukon Jack, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Finally remembered to take some pics of my tilt column that I installed a month or so ago. This is a mid 70's automatic van tilt column that I modified for my manual 4 speed truck. That involved shaving off the tilt shifter attachment point and removing the shift indicator housing and filling in both areas.

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    Not sure about the steering wheel - might change that to something different at some point.

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  2. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nice been thinking about that swap for the jimmy. I would be interested in seeing a write up about it!!
     
  3. Cricket

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    2nd that write-up suggestion. How did you do it?
     
  4. Yukon Jack

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    Here are some pics of the modification process.

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    I cut a beer can up to fill in the various holes and used JB weld to secure them and fill in the areas.

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    Then ground it smooth.

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  5. scasey28

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    Simply amazing!!!
     
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    Nice work.

    It looks stock. :bow:

    (okay, 'cept for the steering wheel but I like that too)
     
  7. BobK

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    Nice work YJ.
     
  8. bigblock72

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    Looks pretty darn good, doesn't even look that difficult to do, might have to dig a column out of the shed for the Blaze.......
     
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    Pretty nice work!!
     
  10. Yukon Jack

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    Thanks for the compliments! It is an easy swap. One thing to keep in mind is the van columns are longer so often times you need to shorten your steering shaft by knocking out the nylon pins in the shaft which then allows the shaft to collapse some.
     

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