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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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66 Impala Steering Column Installation

Hi all,
I am having difficulty installing my automatic on the floorsteering column. My car has been a part for over 30 years, but based on themanuals I have, I appear to have assembled it correctly. I have the dash upper steering cover attachedto the underside of the dash and it is flush to the dash. I then placed the steering column into theunderside brake/steering support bracket under the dash and tightened thebracket which supports the steering column, with the 2 nuts to the rods whichare connected to the upper fire wall.


This places the steering column outer casing out ofalignment with the upper dash steering cover about a 1/4"' to high. Thisalso makes placing the lower steering cover difficult to install. I looked at pictures of other 66 Impalasteering columns and the outer casing seems to align cylindrically. Am I missing some type of spacer between thesteering column and the under dash bracket?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Brian
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 02:02 PM
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Took some pictures of my 66. Thought they might help.
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Steering Column Installation

Thanks so much for posting photos. In the first picture (Left picture) it appears the steering column casing is a bit higher than the dash cover. Unfortunately the other 2 pictures are very small and I am unable to see them.

Thanks again for the post.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 11:19 AM
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The site does compress the images but they should all have been the same size.

Here's the same 3 pictures hosted elsewhere so you can get full-size.




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66 Steering Column

Thanks for reposting the photos. From the picture of the top of the steering column, yours appears the same as mine. The steering collar is a bit higher than the mating dash cover. Apparently this must be correct for 4 speed and automatic on the floor steering columns. Steering columns with shift mechanisms seem to be in-line.


Thank you again for sharing the pictures.


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