Well thank you very much!!
1.run-a-way-69 George, I hear u have been there my distortion is much greater than that.
2. SY1 Dave, You may very well be correct. Now my question would be, can I do as KYVOX is saying, knowing this may be a cheat process, is this a safety issue. Looks to me to be @ ĺ to 1 inch shift movement I will need to get the proper spacing. Or perhaps you can inform me how to tell if the column has been collapsed or not!! This is a floor shift model column and btw I have replace the subframe bushings, put @ 5000 miles on the car this yr. with no apparent problems, steering feels good, very little play but it sure looks iffy that is why I am concerned. Thank you for your suggestions. Paly