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Old 06-26-2020, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default 34 pickup steering column mount

Is there a spacer that is supposed to be between the column and the dash? I have about a 2"gap. Guess I could loosen the steering box and see if the whole thing would rotate enough to fit.
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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The mounting holes in the side of the frame rail are slotted to accommodate both the higher commercial/truck steering column angle and the lower angle of the column on passenger cars.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, David. I will loosen the bolts and move it up.
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Old 06-28-2020, 03:09 PM   #4
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I should have added that originally there was a strip of rubber between the bracket and the bottom of the dash as sort of an insulator (anti-squeak). It was approximately 3/32" thick.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:40 PM   #5
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As I remember, I replaced the dash board to column bolts with Allen bolts. Easier to install I think.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:50 PM   #6
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They would make that unfriendly job much easier. Normally it takes an extremely thin-walled socket to fit on the bolt heads and clear the back of the dash panel. I ground down the outside circumference of a cheap HF 1/2" socket for that single purpose.


Back in the day that would have been a terrible job to have on the assembly line, day in, day out.
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:53 AM   #7
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Decided to hold off for a little while. The son of the guy I bought the truck from just found a complete steering column in a storage container at his dad's place.(Dad died shortly after I bought the truck). The column he found has the lock/switch mechanism complete with key. I currently don't have the lock/key for the one I have. Can't wait to see the complete unit.
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