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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me where I can get parts for an original tilt-wheel steering column out of a 68 Camaro?

Here is what's busted on it: When you tilt the wheel, it doesn't lock in place so well. I noticed sometimes when I was driving and going around turns that the wheel would suddenly break loose from it's position. Also, the turning signal lever does not snap back after a turn, I have to turn it off manually.

Any help would be appreciated. Ididit columns are $310 for this application. I don't feel like dropping that kind of coin for something I already have.

I talked to the people over a Ricks First Gen and they told me it was junk and was not repairable. Is this true?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 12:11 PM
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 02, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me if my column is truely junk? I find this very hard to believe if people can actually be in the business of reconditioning these things.

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 02, 03:59 PM
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hey infamous, i'm taking apart a 69 chevelle tilt right now, dont really know too much about tilts, but they are not that complex, checkout this website, it has some great info on how to take apart a tilt and put it back together, I'm sure you can get the parts from other columns, and adapt them,...
they can be adjusted as well..
http://www.corvettefaq.com/A-Car.asp
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 02, 11:30 AM
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Infamous,

Call Gary's Classic in Dallas Tx. They can either rebuild yours or sell you a reconditioned unit thast literally looks brand new for a reasonable price.

My tilt column cost apprx $250.

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