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Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: November 20, 2022 02:13PM

Has anyone done a tilt steering column, might be the way to go on a Crown ??

1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1998 Honda Prelude Dirt track car
1967 Crown V8 under construction
Mike Levine
Cumming Georgia
North of Atlanta

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: November 20, 2022 02:22PM

I have a Flaming River tilt in my '65.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: November 21, 2022 10:32AM

Not to hijack the thread but has anyone put an aftermarket tilt column in an FC?

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: November 21, 2022 11:43AM

I have one from a 84 suburban I am going to install in my short rampy, I have a seen a few in FC's at the toss, I am also mounting the rear roof A/C unit from the same suburban in the roof of the rampy, its a self contained unit. smoking smiley







1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: November 21, 2022 01:39PM

Thanks Dave! Both good ideas.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 21, 2022 04:52PM

I have put one in an UltraVan. Summit Racing has their name brand and the other that I use is IdidIt. I have put a similar co;umn in an early. They all need custom work, although Ididit will make custom column lenths.



Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 21, 2022 04:58PM

SuperVair had a tilt IDIDIT in it...contact Arch.

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Chet Jr ()
Date: November 21, 2022 06:48PM

If you're just looking for easier access an NRG Quick tilt steering wheel hub adapter with a D bottom steering wheel makes a dramatic difference.

The lowest part of the steering wheel is about level with the top of the dash when tilted up.

[getnrg.com]

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: November 21, 2022 11:53PM

Ididit manufactures a bolt-in tilt Column for the 65-66 Corvair. I have sold about a dozen of them. No cutting. Includes 4-way flashers. Need more info, let me know.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site: [www.perfvair.com]

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: November 22, 2022 06:57AM

I should be more specific, the particular car is a 67 Monza, I’m thinking a 67 Camaro might be a similar mount ???

1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1998 Honda Prelude Dirt track car
1967 Crown V8 under construction
Mike Levine
Cumming Georgia
North of Atlanta

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 22, 2022 08:01AM

Jim Allen's stunning 66 500 4 door (Dan Doods old car) has a tilt column. But I think he told me he got it from Seth.

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 22, 2022 08:08AM

Here is the 67 column. It uses a ragjoint to a gearbox shaft coupler to join upper and lower column shafts.

Ididit uses a splined coupler that fits to the larger upper shaft and to lower shaft. It uses Steering Coupler 3000054340, Rag Joint, 1 in. 48-Spline, 13/16 in. 36-Spline.

Pretty sure you could adapt 67 & 68 (non-locking) column to the Vairs. Will have to do electrical work to mate column wiring to underdash harness. But that shouldn't be a big deal with the right connectors.

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: November 22, 2022 09:31AM

A friend of mine collected a large quantity of Chevy Van Tilts from the wrecking yards (close to 500 over the last 20 years) He would supply them to a small company that would sell restored and converted tilts at the Pomana Swapmeet. I think it ultimately became "I Did It"

I picked up a tilt at a local meet about two years ago. it is slated for conversion for the 8 door in the near future. We have been converting Colum Shift tilts for from GM's for years and moding them to fit everything for E,B,A,F and truck bodies for years. A little cutting, grinding, painting and universal joints is all it took. The Van tilts were the best for Pre-69 cars as they did not have the Key in collar and were made well into the 70's like that.

Marco
A 2nd Gen Monza Wagon, a 2nd Gen GB 8door, a 2nd Gen (61's were 1st Gen) R/s and a 62nd Gen Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: November 22, 2022 10:19AM

I believe that those van columns without the key lock went into the 80's? They were used in motorhomes for many years after the y stopped using them in the vans. I adapted one into my '72 Chev pu which was the same column other than the shaft length.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: November 22, 2022 12:39PM

Mike - I am pretty sure the 67 Camaro tilt column from ididit would be an easy fit. You might need a little work down at the steering box, but it is pretty easy. In 67, when GM went to the collapsible column throughout the Chevy line-up, they made many of the parts interchangeable. 67-68 Camaros were pre-"key in the column" units, so that makes it easier. They come with a wiring adapter to fit the Corvair harness. If you want a price, let me know.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site: [www.perfvair.com]

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: November 22, 2022 02:06PM

Yea Seth , email me the info . Thanks

1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1998 Honda Prelude Dirt track car
1967 Crown V8 under construction
Mike Levine
Cumming Georgia
North of Atlanta

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Re: Aftermarket Tilt Steering Column ??
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: November 22, 2022 03:43PM

Seth Emerson Wrote:
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> Ididit manufactures a bolt-in tilt Column for the 65-66 Corvair. I have sold about a dozen of them. No cutting. Includes 4-way flashers. Need more info, let me know.


I'm one of Seth's satisfied tilt column customers...easy install if you pay attention to Seth....

"A sign of great intelligence is being able to say 'I don't know'"
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe
Located 25 miles East of Rochester, NY

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