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Username Post: Steering Hub Measurement        (Topic#347008)
1963er 
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09-06-17 07:00 AM - Post#2706811    

I need the diameter measurement in inches of the 63/64 steering column at the hub where the steering wheel attaches.



 
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09-06-17 11:51 AM - Post#2706834    
    In response to 1963er

64 columns are a different diameter than 63 steering columms at the steering wheel mounting location.

A 63 steering wheel will not fit a 64 column and a 64 will not fit a 63 column. They will fit but the round surfaces won't line up.

I just took my 64 steering wheels to a friend so I can't compare them to the 63 steering wheels that I have to determine which one is larger.

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09-06-17 06:01 PM - Post#2706872    
    In response to pvs409

The '63 is a little larger, but not by much.

Verne



 
1963er 
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09-07-17 03:45 AM - Post#2706894    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

Thanks for the advice...but I still need the measurements on both the 63 & 64.....please



 
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09-07-17 10:22 AM - Post#2706935    
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Yes a 63 will fit a 64 column with no problems. As in my tilt column post I have a 63 column with 64 wheel. Yes the 63 is a slight bigger diameter but it's not that noticeable looking straight on. From the side it is though.
I posted a bunch of measurements in the post but not that one. Sorry.


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1963er 
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09-08-17 04:12 AM - Post#2706993    
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Let me explain why I need this measurement.

I'm looking into buying either a 2 spoke wood steering wheel or the 3 spoke comfort grip wheel.

There are 2 hubs available for this install.

One is 3 7/8" & the other is 4 1/8" and I need to know which one to get for my 63 column.

According to what I have read, the 2 spoke wheel came out in 64.

I don't want to remove my current stock wheel until I find out more about this.

I don't want to do the conversion with that "Hub" not aligning correctly with the top of the column. That's why I need that measurement.

Anymore thoughts or that measurement??

Thanks so far for the info...



 
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09-08-17 09:30 AM - Post#2707031    
    In response to 1963er

Circumference รท 3.1416 = Diameter



 
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09-08-17 04:03 PM - Post#2707080    
    In response to 1963er

In other words, a tape measure is your best friend.

Ray

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09-09-17 11:33 AM - Post#2707178    
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  • 1963er Said:
Let me explain why I need this measurement.

I'm looking into buying either a 2 spoke wood steering wheel or the 3 spoke comfort grip wheel.

There are 2 hubs available for this install.

One is 3 7/8" & the other is 4 1/8" and I need to know which one to get for my 63 column.

According to what I have read, the 2 spoke wheel came out in 64.

I don't want to remove my current stock wheel until I find out more about this.

I don't want to do the conversion with that "Hub" not aligning correctly with the top of the column. That's why I need that measurement.

Anymore thoughts or that measurement??

Thanks so far for the info...



Does this look like your 64 2 spoke wood wheel?



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1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
1963er 
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09-10-17 03:45 AM - Post#2707240    
    In response to Andy4639

That is the right wheel I want to get. It also looks like the hub on yours might be the 4" on it as it is overhanging on the column. Is yours a 64 or 63 column??



 
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09-10-17 07:48 AM - Post#2707266    
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  • 1963er Said:
That is the right wheel I want to get. It also looks like the hub on yours might be the 4" on it as it is overhanging on the column. Is yours a 64 or 63 column??




Info from David Hess builder of the Rotten Apple Impala:
1962 Impala's had no tilt wheel from factory.
63-64 Impala are the same columns so any wheel from 63 up should fit as I showed in my post about the tilt wheel being painted.
64 console automatic didn't have tilt either but David found a guy in Cal. that takes your column and makes it a tilt weather it is are not doesn't matter.
I installed several wheels even a 67 truck wheel that fit the shaft. The wood wheel worked but I couldn't get the horn to blow right. Some times it would and others it would start blowing on it's own. It works perfect with the blue and white wheel. The horn spring is different in the wood wheel.




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This is the wheel that came with it.


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The start!


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Finished product



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


Edited by Andy4639 on 09-10-17 07:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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09-10-17 10:29 AM - Post#2707285    
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Took some pictures of the column. It's a 63 column according to the numbers.

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Numbers on the bottom of column


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1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


 
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09-10-17 11:13 AM - Post#2707289    
    In response to Andy4639

A couple corrections:
'64s with an auto shift on the floor were able to have a tilt wheel. All floor shift tilts are the same, whether the car was an auto or a 4-spd.

The column you showed is actually a '64. It's dated the 357th day of '63 which is in the '64 model year.

Verne

Notice how well the '64 wheel fits on it.



Edited by Verne_Frantz on 09-10-17 11:27 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Andy4639 
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09-10-17 12:03 PM - Post#2707290    
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  • Verne_Frantz Said:
A couple corrections:
'64s with an auto shift on the floor were able to have a tilt wheel. All floor shift tilts are the same, whether the car was an auto or a 4-spd.

The column you showed is actually a '64. It's dated the 357th day of '63 which is in the '64 model year.

Verne

Notice how well the '64 wheel fits on it.



I was wondering if that was the day of it being built.
I was misinformed on the auto console tilt then. No big deal but at least I want tell anyone the wrong info.
The non tilt turn signal cam want fit the tilt column either just for info.



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67 C-10 truck wheel fits the hub shaft.


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A non tilt turn signal cam want fit a tilt wheel.


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Both signal cams.



1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse


Edited by Andy4639 on 09-10-17 12:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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