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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 07, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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tilt colum conversion

heeeeeellllpppp! i have a 69' camaro(x11 fathom green 65' 396 700r4)i want to convert to tilt colum,i purchased a tilt colum(79'trans am i belive) the guy told me it would be a drop in,no such luck!does anyone know what rag joint/steering coupler i need ? thanks G.M.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 07, 09:39 AM
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Re: tilt colum conversion

Try reading this, should have what you need.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...lumnInto69.doc

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Re: tilt colum conversion

Look at the end of the steering column shaft (out under the hood; the end that sticks out right near the dash). You will have to take off the intermediate steering shaft. Disconnect the pot coupling from the steering column shaft. Is the steering column shaft round, 1 inch diameter, with serrations all the way around? Or is the end of the steering column shaft shaped with two flats with a bolt hole through the middle?

If the column shaft has the flats with the bolt hole through the middle, there is no flexible coupling flange that is designed to attach to it.

If the shaft is round with serrations, you should be able to purchase what is called a detachable flange that will attach to it. I believe that the 1968 through 1982 Corvette detachable flange will fit. This flange is available from most Corvette part sources. The attaching bolt is a GM #7807271 and is the same one that attaches the flexible coupling to the steering gear input shaft.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 07, 11:24 AM
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Re: tilt colum conversion

Use a puller to get the flange off of the bottom of the column. Take your time not to mangle up the flange. Put it on the new column and make sure the top dead center of the flange is lined up with the top dead center mark on the other end of the column (where the wheel bolts up). Weld it on.. If your going with a newer gear box, its a good time to go with the smaller rag joint and flange.

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