Your steering column length will not always be identical to the factory column due to several factors, including seating position, steering linkage connection (converting from a gear box to a rack-and-pinion for example), and other factors. For that very reason we highly recommend you measure your specific application for the best fitment. Start with your dash/gauge cluster installed and your seating position confirmed so that you can determine proper steering wheel placement.
Consider having your steering wheel of choice in hand as well for even more accurate measuring. All our columns feature a 7-inch bell, which is the top portion where the tilt mechanism and turn signal switch reside.
So, you will need to confirm you have a minimum clearance of seven inches between your dash and steering wheel. Measure from the back face of your steering wheel (taking into consideration any steering wheel adapter thickness) to your firewall.Add 3-inches to this value for proper column pass through distance into the engine bay to get your column length total and then round up or down to the nearest column length we offer (30-, 32-, or 33-inch length) depending upon personal preference. Additional Notes for Column Shift Applications. Shifter linkage at end of the column can be clocked in multiple locations to clear exhaust or frame obstructions. Easiest way to link the steering column shift linkage to your transmission is with a rod end linkage kit. The illumination wire for the shift indicator is separate from the turn signal harness and requires connection to your headlight switch or dash illumination circuit. We provide shift indicator bezels with callouts for 3-speed and 4-speed automatics, but these columns will work with most 2-speed transmissions as well. For modern electronic transmission swaps 5-speed, 6-speed, etc. The shift detents should work provided the gear detents on the transmissions manual lever match up (P-R-N-D-2-1 or P-R-N-OD-D-2-1). Verify column length needed to prevent the steering wheel hitting the dash when you tilt the wheel up. Having the column too close to the dash will potentially cause interference with the shifter or your hand. Main column ground is attached to the column tube and needs to be secured to chassis ground. The black wire in the ribbon harness is the ground for the horn relay. A replacement turn signal switch assembly is available for this column. 2-inch OD column housing, accepts any 2-inch column mount or drop.
Overall length from end of bell to tip of steering shaft is 30-inches. Five position tilt mechanism with 30 degrees of total adjustment. Integrated GM style self-canceling turn signal switch with 4-way hazards. GM style 10-pin 3-7/8-inch wiring plug connects directly to most GM and aftermarket wiring harnesses. Aftermarket true 1-inch DD output shaft uses commonly available aftermarket U-joints or rag joints.
Accepts any 1969 to 1994 GM steering wheel or GM steering wheel adapter. Rich chrome plated housing compliments any interior.
Includes chrome plated shifter handle, turn signal lever, tilt lever, and hazard knob. Backlit red shift indicator includes lenses for both 3- and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Multi-position column shift linkage arm aids in clearing exhaust, frame, and other obstructions. GM style universal column will fit most any application when used with vehicle specific or universal mounting brackets.Enjoy the Drive Once Again. In the muscle car heyday, a tilt steering wheel was a scarce reality saved for luxury cars and exotics. If you did not fit well between the steering wheel and the seat tough cookies! It does not have to be that way today for your muscle car or street rod. Get behind the wheel and drive again in comfort with a Speedway Motors Universal GM Tilt Steering Column.
Do not let our product name scare you either! The GM is referring to the electrical connection type and steering shaft spline for the steering wheel.
This column can just as easily fit into a Dodge, Ford, or any other project you may be building with just a little effort adapting the wiring to your vehicle and picking up a GM-specific steering wheel adapter for your aftermarket steering wheel of choice. A Premium Tilt Column with All the Features You Want. Old tilt columns are just thatold! Do not waste your time in a salvage yard digging around for a steering column for your project that will undoubtably need a complete rebuild.
Not to mention it most likely will be too long or too short for your application. Using one of our universal tilt steering columns is the way to go. This is not just any old aftermarket steering column either. Manufactured with all new parts in a compact design, they will literally fit most anywhere.The small 2-inch diameter steering column tube and compact tilt head that is just 7-inches in length provides copious amounts of leg room while fitting nicely within most any dash. The five-position tilt head allows 30 degrees of tilt, 20 degrees up and 10 degrees down from straight.
This tilt function not only provides the perfect angle for personal driving comfort but can facilitate easier ingress/egress with a simple flick of the tilt lever. Our column shift model features a compact shift lever with built in offset to clear most any dash or gauge package. The column mounted shift indicator is easy to read day or night thanks to its built-in backlight feature. Two indicator lenses are included, one for 3-speed and one for 4-speed automatic transmissions.We also offer this column in a floor shift version. Details That Are an Industry Standard. These columns have been used as salvage yard retrofits for decades due to their wide fitment range, ease of availability, and huge aftermarket support for service replacement parts like turn signal switches, bearings, and more. So, when it was time for us to build our own universal tilt columns of course we kept ours true to these popular GM models. We do upgrade the GM double-D (DD) steering shaft output from the OE.
985 inches to a true 1-inch DD dimension for better compatibility with aftermarket U-joints and steering shaft components for connecting to your steering box or steering rack. Installs Easily in Almost Anything with Four Wheels.
Our Universal GM Tilt Steering Column arrives in a chrome plated finish ready to make your interior color scheme pop and ships with cleanly styled chrome-plated control levers for the turn signal switch, tilt mechanism, shifter, and hazard light switch. If you prefer, we offer our column in a plain steel version as well. The 2-inch OD column tube allows it to be easily secured to your dash using the original mount or a universal column mount. We offer upper and lower column mounts, column drops, and firewall supports to aid in your installation.
Our steering wheel adapter buyers guide will help you find the proper fit. Our Universal Tilt Steering Column uses GM steering column wiring connectors.The standard 3-7/8-inch turn signal switch connector even uses stock GM wire color codes. This makes our column a direct plug-and-play electrical connection to millions of GM vehicles or just about any vehicle that has been upgraded with an aftermarket wiring harness.
For non-GM vehicles with factory wiring, you can easily adapt your turn signal wiring by crimping on a new harness connector to match the OE Chevy steering column wiring connector. If a fixed steering column is preventing you from enjoying your ride, then upgrade to our Universal GM Tilt Steering Column today and drive your vehicle in comfort. Your knees will thank you for it!Gray-Left front turn Blue-right front turn Brown-power feed from hazard flasher Purple-power feed from turn flasher Yellow-Left rear turn Green-Right rear turn White-Power feed from brake light switch. 7 inches from steering wheel mounting point to 2 inch tube. By Andy's Mechanical on January 20, 2021. Used on a 68 F-100. Looks great and now have emergency flashers on the column.
Yes, I recommend this product. I needed a column that would tilt. By JL's A on December 05, 2020. This 30 tilt column is a good fit In my 29 Ford where room is at a premium, the tilt gave me the extra room I can use getting in and out of the model A.
The column shift lever works good with my linkage to transmission. I haven't wired up the horn or turn signals yet, but I'm sure they will all work fine. By Don on September 06, 2020.
Used this column in my 1954 Merc. Fit and finish was great everything just worked. Ease of installation and works like a dream.
By Lunatic on September 03, 2020. Great product, looks awesome in my 55 chevy. By DENO on June 08, 2020. Brings out my complete interior. Related Items / Suggested Parts.
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