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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 12, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Feeling stupid.....

Have a 69 RS. Trying to install an Ididit steering column with new AGR steering box and rag joint.

Seemed easy enough. Mounted steering box. Attached rag joint to steering box and column to rag joint. All fit great. Went to mount steering column using steering column mount...I'm at least a 1/2 inch short of the bolts going into the steering mount. Called AGR...nice guys and helped me measure steering box and rag joint - good. Called Ididit...nice guys, helped me measure column and make sure it didn't get compressed - good. Looked at available pics posted on team camaro and on the net - mounting bolts looked different.

Questions: My steering column dash mounting bolts are bolted in not welded in. Every pic I have referenced shows 69 camaro welded and firebird bolted. Can these mounting bolts be welded and bolted?

Looking at the pictures attached can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? The mount has a 1 inch adjustment to move the column forward and backwards and that tells me I'm over 1 1/2 inches off somewhere.
Appreciate any and all help.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 12, 06:19 AM
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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Just a WAG on my part here. Is it possible that the bracket on the column is backwards? (the one that attaches with 4 bolts to the column)

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Tried mounting in both directions. Referencing all the pics I've seen the rounded edge of the mounting bracket faces the firewall. I was told the adjustable "silver" slots on mounting bracket should be with the "open" end facing the driver. Column mounted to the bracket with the key in the 5 o'clock position as Ididit instructed.
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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Here is pic of mine. It's 69 standard coupe.
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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

I had similr issues yrs back...my 1sts posts here ion the same question.
But the std 69 column.
Turned out when the car was stolen, they had wacked the steering wheel to get to the locks with a sledgehammer, this collasped the nylon 'pin' in the streering column shortening the shaft several inches.
Find out the correct length of the shaft fr your column and compare with what u gave got.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

You may eventually run into this situation as well: https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...=201852&page=2

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

You top bolts are bolted in. Most are welded.
67/68 columns is a different length than a 69 column.

Do you think some one replaced the pedal assembly to a 67/68 and that is why it is bolted in on the top.

I would think the inside brake bracket and assembly is the same in the 67/68/69 camaro.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Appreciate the emails. I don't believe the pedal assembly was changed. That being said, does anyone have an answer if the dash mounting bolts were both welded and bolted?

Would like to know an answer before "I make it fit". smile
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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

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You top bolts are bolted in. Most are welded.
67/68 columns is a different length than a 69 column.

Do you think some one replaced the pedal assembly to a 67/68 and that is why it is bolted in on the top.

I would think the inside brake bracket and assembly is the same in the 67/68/69 camaro.
Mike--you say "most are welded in"--do you know if some were not welded? Some were instead bolted?

That is the point of Sean's question--were some 69's bolted (from the factory) vice welded?

Otherwise, there is a (small) chance that someone welded in a Firebird firewall.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

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Mike--you say "most are welded in"--do you know if some were not welded? Some were instead bolted?

That is the point of Sean's question--were some 69's bolted (from the factory) vice welded?

Otherwise, there is a (small) chance that someone welded in a Firebird firewall.
I know of none that were bolted in.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Hope this helps, original.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Thanks Fred!!

The steering mount shown in your pic is exactly like mine and does mount to the new steering column with no problems. Are your pedal assembly bolts (two bolts coming down from the dash that attach to the steering column mount) bolted or welded? I have only seen pics of them welded. However, I have seen bolted ones for sale in catalogs. Any knowledge you could pass on would be extremely helpful...
To everyone...thanks again.
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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

Sorry Sean. Didn't mean to ignore you. 99% sure they're welded. Getting under there for a week or so would be problematic right now.

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Re: 69 RS Steering Column Mounting Bolts

look at the fourth picture down in this post ,it looks like yours and is a 1968. The fourth post down in your thread is a 1969 . It looks like you have a 1968 firewall .https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121480
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