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Finally found and installed tilt column


After a couple of years of searching and searching over a month ago in the top sponsor add by Ebay there it was: somebody selling a tilt column from a 67 Impala! To make a long story short, the price was reasonable and I bought it. Had to lube the lower bearings, open it up and tighten the 3 bolts holding the tilt mechanism together just like the seller said and voila!  Now she's got tilt, even original matching color.

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Are you pulling it out again to remove the knob for the shift lever? Or just going to leave it on.

Looks great, and tilt is such a nice option. Once you are in the habit of using it, you're lost without it!

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I'm sure I have a correct gas pedal with the stainless trim in the garage if you're interested.

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I know Vince posted a while back that the 67 Impala tilt is a bolt in for our Canadian Pontiacs but I still find it amazing that they look perfect when the dash is so different where the column meets it.


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Nice job! Thanks for the pictures. It's something I've really wanted to on my 67 some day. 

Did you have to do anything different with the rag joint? I've often heard that there is some sort of difference between tilt and non tilt.



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in case you didn't notice, you've installed a column shift column in your floor shift car.

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Nice job! Thanks for the pictures. It's something I've really wanted to on my 67 some day. 

Did you have to do anything different with the rag joint? I've often heard that there is some sort of difference between tilt and non tilt.


I can't speak specifically to 1967, but I know for 69/70 the lower flange is part of the column on a non-tilt, but is a separate piece on a tilt column.  I've got a tilt column to put in one of my cars one of these days, but it didn't come with the lower flange.  It took me a while to find the correct flange, as there are various ones available, which provide different spacing extending the length of the column.



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

in case you didn't notice, you've installed a column shift column in your floor shift car.


 Or is shifting with either optional?



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Are you pulling it out again to remove the knob for the shift lever? Or just going to leave it on.

Looks great, and tilt is such a nice option. Once you are in the habit of using it, you're lost without it!


Always wanted a 3 on the tree so now I can play a bit while accelerating!  Actually, I removed it now.

 

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Nice job! Thanks for the pictures. It's something I've really wanted to on my 67 some day. 

Did you have to do anything different with the rag joint? I've often heard that there is some sort of difference between tilt and non tilt.

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Nothing at all, bolted right in!

 



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Leo, was the flange on your old column removable? Typically on these columns I have seen that the tilt flanges are removable, the straight column flanges are not, but it seems to go according to model (Chev, Olds, Pontiac or Buick) as well as car line, as in full size, mid size etc.

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

 I've got a tilt column to put in one of my cars one of these days, but it didn't come with the lower flange.  It took me a while to find the correct flange, as there are various ones available, which provide different spacing extending the length of the column.



I don't know that I remember seeing any of the tilts that don't have a removable flange. Your original column was a solid flange?


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Nice job Leo. More talented than you give yourself credit for!!

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Looks great! I am envious! I think I need one as well!

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Pardon my ignorance but I assume the flange you are referring to is at the bottom end of the shaft. If so, I didn't try removing it at all. However if you meant a piece at the upper end near the steering wheel, the housing is removal piece by piece. I took pictures and notes and labelled each screw # numbered it so that I can put them back (that's the only way I could do it.)

I guess if I could do it, anybody can ... but had help from my son [get under the car to work on the bolts at bottom of shaft] and daughter to hold the wheel and prevent from moving. Anyone with more knowledge & practise would probably do it 3 times faster!

 

Cheers, Leo



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

 

 I've got a tilt column to put in one of my cars one of these days, but it didn't come with the lower flange.  It took me a while to find the correct flange, as there are various ones available, which provide different spacing extending the length of the column.

 



I don't know that I remember seeing any of the tilts that don't have a removable flange. Your original column was a solid flange?

I forgot to answer your question. They don't seem identical as the solid column seems to have a plastic clamp above it and the tilt one has a different set-up although they both "plug in" perfectly. I can take photos of both if it helps you. Now I have a spare unit if anyone needs one.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
seventy2plus2 wrote:

 

 I've got a tilt column to put in one of my cars one of these days, but it didn't come with the lower flange.  It took me a while to find the correct flange, as there are various ones available, which provide different spacing extending the length of the column.

 



I don't know that I remember seeing any of the tilts that don't have a removable flange. Your original column was a solid flange?

 yes, my original non-tilt columns have the lower flange pressed on and non-removable.   



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