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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket tilt wheel for 1969 floor shift manual

Does anyone know if this exists?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 03:10 PM
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There may be one or two in the world but it isn't a common option. Tilt wheels are oriented toward the luxury crowd, while the manual floor shift is definitely a performance option. The two where considered to be mutually exclusive by GM prior to the importation of BMW-M class cars into the states.

You may find one on a Buick Wild Cat, or an Olds Rocket 88 from the same series years of cars that might interchange. It might have appeared on some Y-body cars (Corvette) as all had floor shifts; but I do not know if the steering columns interchange or not.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 09:02 AM
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I don't know about other General Motors B-cars, but I can absolutely tell you that a Corvette steering column will not directly assemble into a B-car chassis. The Corvette column both standard, non-adjustable and the tilt and telescoping varieties will not directly interchange into any other body.

The 1969 and later Corvette steering columns have a welded-on bracket at the floor and also a welded bracket where the vertical bolts pull it up into the dash. Most other GM columns have both brackets that can be unbolted or are easily disassembled from the steering column. You would have a much better chance of fitting almost any other 1969+ GM steering column into your 1969 Chevrolet B-car.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 09:13 AM
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Sorry, I just noticed the all important word aftermarket. IDIDIT sells what you want You may also find what you want at Flaming River and Fatman.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Just found a guy on Ebay claiming to rebuild/sell columns that fit Chevelles/Camaros/Impalas. Does he not know what he's doing?

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