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Username Post: Steering wheel Column shorten        (Topic#348482)
NathanS 
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11-30-17 10:10 AM - Post#2716393    

ANyone done this yet? I am looking to shorten the steering column and make more room to move the seat back and forth.



 

raycow 
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11-30-17 11:41 PM - Post#2716492    
    In response to NathanS

Are you planning to keep the stock steering gear? If yes, this is a first for me.

Ray

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56sedandelivery 
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12-01-17 01:18 AM - Post#2716497    
    In response to raycow

The Tri-Five Chevrolet vendors sell a set of plates that are used with the stock bench seat, but reposition the tracks further back to afford more room. Maybe make something similar for your seat? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
Bel Air kiwi 
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12-01-17 03:03 AM - Post#2716502    
    In response to NathanS

Hi Nathan, welcome. How tall are you?. Yes it is possible to do what you suggest, but it will probably cost a lot of beer vouchers.

Normally the steering column change out is done with front suspension conversions, or if folk want a tilt column.

Cheers Kiwi

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cbmkr56 
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12-01-17 12:49 PM - Post#2716557    
    In response to NathanS

Years ago i shortened mine at the top, Cut the shaft below the splines and took out 3", I machined a collar to slide over both pieces and welded it in place.
The main tube was shortened also. The column is still on a shelf in the shop today.
I would only advise this for someone with machine shop experience and that is an expert welder.



 
VANDENPLAS 
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12-02-17 05:23 AM - Post#2716624    
    In response to cbmkr56

I know the stock coloumn s have been shortened when changing out steering boxes
Look into astrovan steering box swap

Or do as has been said and move your seat back some


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