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Tilt Column question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Russ, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Russ

    Russ 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to convert an automatic tilt steering column to manual, other than just taking the auto shift lever off? I recently put in a tilt column in my crewcab and have now decided to do a manual conversion. I have become quite fond of the tilt column though and do not want to lose it.

    If it cannot be converted, was a manual tilt column ever made? Do any of the newer 88+ C/K style columns work in the 73-87 bodystyle? Thanks for any help.

    Russ
     
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    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    It's easiest to just take the shift lever out. Some people have taken them apart, ground off the nub to hold the shift lever on and covered it up.

    I dont think it looks bad if you just take the lever out, and you always have an option to go back to auto if you need to swap trannys!
     
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    or u could find a camaro that had a manual with tilt and swap the parts i put a complete camaro column in my old truck just got to make the shaft longer under the hood
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes, column in my truck is from an auto truck, took the manual shift column bowl from a G-body and swapped the auto truck upper bowl.
     
  5. Russ

    Russ 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the help everyone. That sounds easy enough to swap the parts out.

    Russ
     

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