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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 00, 03:03 PM
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I found a 69 tilt wheel in good condition, but it is taken all apart. There are lots of pieces and it seems like a night mare to put back together. He wants a $ 100.00 for it.
Is it worth it and where can i get a illustration to put this thing back together again.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 00, 04:33 PM
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If it's all there, yes. There's a good pic and explanation of how it goes together in the '69 Camaro Service Manual, available from most of the parts suppliers.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 00, 08:26 AM
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Pete,
I don't know what the availability of tilt columns is in your area but to me $100 for a
"basket case" is too much. You can purchase them here in Houston used for $100 assembled. I would keep looking or ask the guy to come down on price. It may end up costing you more money if there are pieces missing. What if you spent $25-50 more for parts then you could have upwards of $150 in it. Not a good deal for me, but maybe for you?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 00, 02:55 PM
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I just bought one on Ebay for $200, totally rebuilt and painted, with the tilt lever included. I agree, do not pay $100 for a possible basket case.
Keep looking! Good luck

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 00, 08:06 AM
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Are there any good places to get a tilt steering column for a good price? I have seen few places advertise them, but they arent in stock when u call. Also, when u guys find parts on ebay do u scan through all the car parts? I keep an eye on that page, but I can never seem to find the auctions that are mentioned on this site. Thanks
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 00, 03:39 PM
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Okay, on ebay there are 2 listings for parts:

Classic Car Parts:
http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings...031/index.html

Car Parts:
http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings...256/index.html

They are separate listings and the ads do not crossover.

Cars for sale:
http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings...258/index.html

Collector Cars for sale:
http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings...030/index.html

Make sure you do your own research on a specific part and what it costs. I have seen people buying "ULTRA RARE" (as the seller states) stuff and paying 2-3 times more for it, when they could have bought the same exact part through the GM dealer. I think alot of parts that are NOS and are on there are still available from GM. Just beware of what you are buying.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 00, 04:55 PM
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I found an extra tilt column for my car and I was planning on selling it on eBay. If you're interested give me an email. I'd like to get $150 for it. I haven't got it from the guy yet.

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