WTB: Floor shift tilt steering column (73 Camaro)

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  1. ecrump06

    ecrump06 New Member

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    Looking for a floor shift tilt steering column for 73 automatic Camaro. Thank you.
     
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    I have a tilt column from an 81 Trans Am if that will work for you
     
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    I'll have to do some research. I'm not sure if they are interchangeable.
     
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    I have one removed from a 72
     
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    The '81 has a "double D" shaft, interchangeable IF you also grab the intermediate shaft, now there was also a change in wiring, so you'll also need a cancelling cam/ignition switch wiring or do
    some basic wiring changes, I'd go for the early one to save the trouble...but it can be made to work.
     
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    If you are changing to a tilt column make sure to get the correct intermediate shaft or your steering wheel will be 90 degrease off. I will try to post a picture of the differences in the shafts this weekend. 70- 74 firebird steering columns also work.
     
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    Thank you everyone for the replies. I had no idea about the intermediate shaft. I really underestimated the price of restoring a car hahaha.
     
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    I have the shaft for the 81 if that matters to you
     
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    Yes the price for some parts is through the roof , and tilt is one area, Flaming River has the correct parts that will fit, just pricey , however no guess work , I am saving up for one of them , as some of the used ones are almost the same price
     
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    You can index the new shaft (on the early cars) by loosening the lower 7/16 bolt on the steering box rag joint, and turning the wheel where you want it and re-tightening the bolt. This process may involve jacking the car up and down to get at the bolt and it may be a pain in the a$$, but the "wrong ones" will work.
     
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