Swap non tilt steering column to tilt 75 Hatchback

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Swap non tilt steering column to tilt 75 Hatchback

Postby Vega2008 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 pm

My stock 1975 Chevy Vega steering column is a non-tilt unit I have the key in the column and my car is a floor shift not an automatic.
The manual steering box is the smaller unit, and IS NOT a power steering box which is fine with me...less things to fix or replace.
I would like to just swap out my stock non-tilt steering column with a tilt steering column and keep the NON power steering box, and the original lower steering intermediate shaft.
My lower original manual steering column intermediate shaft does not have any rag joints on it, it is a stock and is collapsible. This uses a bolt and clamp to secure it to the steering column side....not a Rag joint. Can anyone recommend the best Tilt steering column for me to use? I would prefer to go all new parts and I want the keyed steering column (floor shift style).

The right length would be helpful too if you already have the information.

If somebody has already swapped before, can you tell me what you bought as the replacement and where you got it from?

And if you had to swap any intermediate steering column parts to the steering box what you used...including any part numbers?


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Re: Swap non tilt steering column to tilt 75 Hatchback

Postby jpb04619 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:44 am

i swapped one into my 75 notchback [southgate car]...straight bolt in but the car had a larger steering shaft , had to use a different rag joint...plugged right in , no problems

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Re: Swap non tilt steering column to tilt 75 Hatchback

Postby Smiley » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:54 pm

75 to 80 H-body tilt will bolt in from the firewall back but you might have to make the shaft from the firewall to the small steering box.
Aftermarket will require more fabrication.
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