Steering Columns

pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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I'm looking for a tilt steering column with the key release lever for a manual transmission. Currently I have the lock pin disabled so if I shut the car off the wheel does not lock. I'm looking at a 79 Camaro tilt column from a manual car. Other than having to move the wiper switch to the dash is there any other mods that need to be done?
 
Longroof79

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Steve,
I'm guessing the standard trans column from a 3rd generation F-body would be similar or quite the same except for maybe the length.
I also recall being mentioned in the past about using a standard shift S-10 column for parts to be used in combination with a G-body column.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Steve,
I'm guessing the standard trans column from a 3rd generation F-body would be similar or quite the same except for maybe the length.
I also recall being mentioned in the past about using a standard shift S-10 column for parts to be used in combination with a G-body column.
Thanks, I'll look at the 3rd gen F body. As far as the S10 I don't they ever had tilt columns but I could be wrong
 
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S10 did have tilt with manual trans. Most are non tilt.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Thanks, I'll look at the 3rd gen F body. As far as the S10 I don't they ever had tilt columns but I could be wrong
I think Quinn had experimented with a standard S-10 column using the parts to convert a G-body column to standard.
Perhaps when he sees this thread he'll elaborate.
 
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Firewall plates have to be swapped
 
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oldsmobile joe

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i have one of these but haven't tried it yet. 1990-2002 f-body ignition cylinder, made for manual trans with a key release button. it might be a great alternative.

 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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Steve,

The first gen (82-94?) S10's did in fact come with tilt and set up for a floor shift manual transmission. When searching through sources like car-part.com these columns are often referred to as "tilt/floor shift" columns. To my knowledge the first gen S10's were not available with a floor shifted automatic transmission so any floor shift column should include the key release.

I have a floor shift/tilt column from a first gen S10. I intend to use parts from it and the column from my car to build a column which has tilt, the key release and the multi-function switch (wipers, turn signals, cruise, etc.). A few members on here have built columns similarly, like Eric (Clutch).
 

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