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'69 Beaumont Steering Column Conversion


If anyone is wanting to switch over from a column shift to floor shift on a '69 Beaumont and wants the column to match (getting rid of that after thought of a shift quadrant). I found an alternative to trying to find a complete floor shift column that fits. I found a used floor shift column from a mid-seventies Chevelle and swapped the column upper and mid housings. I think they are called bowls. For safety reasons I removed the steering lock pin. It made a nice swap. There's probably a lot of seventies columns that would work. I forgot to take a picture of the completed job but here's one of the parts used. 



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A friend taught me years ago about how much interchange there is in GM tilts starting in 1969. I was amazed how similar they all are.

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Did the same on mine. Got the parts from a mid 70's nova.

 

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So if I have a decent shape '67 Parisienne floor shift non tilt column, I could convert it to a correct looking tilt column without spending a lot of money?

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Absolutely John.

I used JB Weld to fill in mine after I sawed the column shift lever knob off.

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Mondo Poncho wrote:

So if I have a decent shape '67 Parisienne floor shift non tilt column, I could convert it to a correct looking tilt column without spending a lot of money?


 Not so sure you can mix and match tilt verses non tilt parts. I'm not familiar with the older tilts though. 



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Whoops, I read that wrong. I read it that he was converting a column shift tilt to a floor shift tilt.

6:45 AM when I read that, can I blame it on too early in the day???

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Mondo Poncho wrote:

So if I have a decent shape '67 Parisienne floor shift non tilt column, I could convert it to a correct looking tilt column without spending a lot of money?





Do you need a 67 tilt John?

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"Need" is a word that is open to interpretation. LOL. I'd love to have another '67 Tilt for something I've had my eye on awhile. Tilt is a big deal at my height. Getting and and out mostly. I have an extra '67 column shift non tilt steering column I could sell or convert to Tilt possibly? Back to your question...... Yes. I NEED a 67 tilt! And a nice black 67 Steering wheel! And.....

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I sent you an email Mr Mondo!

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I used a tilt column out of a 1981 Camaro when I built my 69 Beaumont. Had to shorten the column a bit on the steering box end and re-pin the electrical connector but otherwise it bolted right in. Lots of 2nd gen Camaros and Firebirds out there to get these from.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Absolutely John.

I used JB Weld to fill in mine after I sawed the column shift lever knob off.


 I did this on mine too. Worked great.



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