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Username Post: 1964 impala steering wheel nut        (Topic#364495)
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03-01-21 07:21 PM - Post#2815381    

hello everyone, can someone tell me the size of the nut that holds the steering wheel on? my shaft is kind of messed up and i might haft to try to retread it. has anyone done that. thanks


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03-03-21 06:08 AM - Post#2815465    
    In response to basstracker

The nut size is 3/4 with washer. My dad said to file the edges carefully then use a retreader. Rock the retreader back and forth to get a good starting thread. That’s what he did on a 63 ss column.

Or you can use a different shaft if needed. Hope this helps.

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03-03-21 06:25 AM - Post#2815467    
    In response to Spas602

the shaft is fine thread.....

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03-03-21 07:24 AM - Post#2815477    
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03-04-21 06:18 AM - Post#2815536    
    In response to basstracker

Damaged threads are not the end of the shafts useful life. Rethread it with a Metric die that is slightly smaller than the original threads, and use a new nut and washer, if rethreading with the proper size die, a new nut doesn't resolve your problem. Don't overtighten it, since the wheel is held on by the splined section of the shaft, the nut is there to keep you from pulling the wheel up.
The picture shows that at some point, someone used a steel hammer to remove the steering wheel. You can file the top of the shaft flat, and once you establish the steering straight ahead, you can mark the shaft with a magic marker, until you are satisfied with the alignment, and then permanently mark it with a sharp chisel and one blow of the hammer. Hammering on a steering shaft isn't the way to remove the steering wheel, but if you must, then use a plastic dead blow hammer.

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