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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 28th, 17, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Steering column support bars

Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,
In assembling my 67 Convertible I have run into a problem I can't find a solution for.
When I go to bolt in the steering column to the dash the support bars are about 1/2 inch to short. When bolted to the lower cowl panel (just below dash) the threaded end of the support bars do not come thru the bottom holes of the front dash by very much. I can barely get the nuts started and i have to use a lot of force upward n the column to do so.
Anybody run into this before?
Only solution I can see is to get the bars lengthened but I don't think that's right,
Any thoughts guys?

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Re: Steering column support bars

ANYBODY OUT THERE.
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Did u tighten the column bolts on the firewall?? If so, loosen them up and it will give u the proper angle/wiggle room you need
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Re: Steering column support bars

Pictures would have helped.
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Re: Steering column support bars

Column bolts to firewall not in yet.
I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them.

Thanks for your responses

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Re: Steering column support bars

I too am having trouble picturing the problem. I just pulled my steering column so maybe I can help.
Those rods attach to the firewall on top and they run through the pedal bracket then through the steering column bracket. I can't picture what a "front dash" is.

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Re: Steering column support bars

I believe the OP is talking about the 3 rods that extend downward and hold the steering column tight against the bottom of the dash

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