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tilt colum will it fit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudhog, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have the opertunity to get a tilt colum from a cadilac not sure of the year yet but is there a chance it will fit in my 77blazer?

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    I have no clue. I have heard of some car type columns being interchangable with the trucks, but dont know exactly which ones.

    I think back when I was in jr. high, my dad took a column from a Pontiac Grand Safari and swapped it into his '80 K10. When we got rid of that truck, I remember the column still being that 'greenish' color from the car. So, it must have worked.

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    I was told that most GM columns interchange...but I haven't swapped one myself to confirm that.

    The Camaro columns apparently are the ones to snag if you have a standard tranny because they don't have the column shifter on them, and they usually have a nice steering wheel.

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    I have a buddy that swapped a caddy column into his CJ5. I'm not sure if he had to any mods though. That doesn't really answer your question[​IMG], but at least it shows that the swap can be done....



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    Shannon the column is out and I will go over and take some measurements and see what the mounting looks like .
    I'll also see what kind of doo-dads are on it too.

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    I wouldn't put any tilt GM column in my truck. I had to swap mine out because I broke it from using it to drag my 5'4", 125 lb. butt in my truck.

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    If I remember correctly,my friend had Caddy column on his -77 C-10.Steering wheel moved horizontal and vertical on that...

    I'm too lazy to stick shift,that's why I prefer autotranny.
     
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    It would likely bolt up, but the length very well may vary. As long as it isn't a telescoping version, the parts will interchange with all similar GM columns, which is basically all RWD applications from 73-mid 90's. Wiring is going to be different most likely. (wipers on column maybe, high beams on column, door chimes, key in ignition) Cheap is less than $50.


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    Let me know how it fits. Need to upgrade mine with a OD column shift and $150 is the going price around here...
     
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    Shannon I have not gotten a chance to go look at it yet butit is a telescoping column.

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    Telescoping columns are really cool (more worthwhile than tilt IMO) but I know that my dad did NOT use the complete telescopic column in his truck, but he modified the pieces of it, and the truck column, to get a tilt/tele in his truck. I think part of it was that his is a manual trans truck, so no column shift unlike the Caddy ones which AFAIK, were ALL column shift.

    Telescopic should have been the option, not tilt, since if you need to move the wheel, typically its because you have shorter or longer arms, which is solved by being able to move the wheel closer to you.

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    Well, you can make anything work if you try hard enough. You are just going to have to compare overall length. If you don't mind that handle hanging off (or remove it) and the length is right, it will work. I seriously doubt in any case, that it will be a direct bolt in, due to at LEAST wiring differences. That telescopic part makes using non telescopic parts a tough question, as the telescopic is quite different internally from teh non telescopic....if the length is right, and you don't mind the shifter, i'd say go for it. Otherwise, go buy one thats a direct drop in for $50 or $75, because you WILL spend that much time working on getting a non-bolt in column working in your truck.


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