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Post by dade1989 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:17 am

i was woundering if a 1972 chevelle steering colum would fit my 1975 laguna
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Post by pila on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:30 am

Good question ! My '74 Malibu came with a non-tilt column, and I bought a tilt column off of Ebay, from a '73, which was actually slightly different, even though it's in the same generation. Hopefully someone here can answer your query.

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Post by dade1989 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:47 am

i hope so cuz its easyer to find a needle in a hay stack then finding parts for my laguna s3 especially in miami Head Bang
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:58 pm

72 will not fit.

The only difference between a nontilt and a tilt is the wires going into the ignition switch. In all respect the wires are just turned upside down. One rod pulls up the other pushes down. The rod is on top, it moves when you turn the key.

Its hard to explain, cuz i dont have a non tilt to compare it to.(picture wise)
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Post by sick73chevelle on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:40 pm

I can tell you that I installed a tilt column from a 73 Monte into a 72 monte and it was an exact fit, so I don't know why it wouldn't work the other way around. Both cars were floorshift if that makes any difference. There may be a slight variation somewhere on the column cosmetically. Maybe someone on this site might know what it is. I do know that tilt columns from 69-72 a-bodys seem to fetch more $ than 73-77's, for some reason.
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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:27 am

so from wat car and wat year would be the best for me to get a steering column that would fit my 1975 laguna s3
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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:52 am

It will physically fit, but the arm that the linkage connects to in the engine bay is different.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:56 am

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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:01 am

so cant i just change that?????
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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:52 am

It would be easier to adjust the linkage going between the column and trans.

To change the arm would require basically overhauling the column, and I'm not sure the internal specs are compatible.
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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:59 am

do u know wat cars column would be compatible
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Post by Biomedtech on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:42 am

Pretty much any other A Body from 73-77

i.e.

Olds Cutlass
Pontiac Lemans
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Prix
Buick Regal
Buick Lesabre (I Think thats an A body)
Chevy Malibu
Chevy Monte Carlo

Possibly the X and B-Bodies too although I can't verify since i don't have a Hollanders....

Anyone? study

X - Bodies


Buick Apollo (1973–1974; 1975 sedan only)
Buick Skylark (1975 coupe only; 1976–1979)
Chevrolet Nova (1968–1979)
Oldsmobile Omega (1973–1979)
Pontiac Ventura (1971–1977)
Pontiac Phoenix (1977–1979)





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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:43 am

What is wrong with your column in the first place?
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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 am

i was moving so i let my little brother drive my car to the new place. the car turned off on him and he broke my ignition trying to start it so i know it wasent too smart but i destroyed the steering column to get the car started
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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:10 am

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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:11 am

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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:12 am

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Post by dade1989 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:13 am

steering colum Column14 that metal rod sticking out the bottom is the 1 that pushes down and starts the car
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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:58 am

I wonder if an 80s A/G body column would fit. I have one I need to get rid of to make more space. JB
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:31 pm

Biomedtech wrote:Buick Lesabre (I Think thats an A body)

Actually that's a B body like the Impala/Caprice. I think you're looking for the Buick Century.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:27 pm

My Hollander Interchange isn't showing any other compatible steering columns outside the '73-'77 GM "A" bodies. I'd be glad to help you out, but they don't come cheap at the yards...unless the local U Pull would happen to get one in. Even harder to find a column with the key in it.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:25 pm

Wow
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:14 pm

Can't someone make a key for a new column? Might want to ask a locksmith about it. An original 73-77 A body column would prob be your best bet but JB might be right- the 78-79 Malibu columns look very, very similar.

I might know of a green column from the 73 Monte I picked apart last summer- there was a key in it. I can call to see if they still have the car- can't remember if it was a tilt or not though. I was a column shift style.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:46 pm

I just compared a column from a '79 Monte to one I have from a '76 Century and they are VERY similar. However, the arm that connects to the linkage inside the engine bay is about 2" further down on the Century's column.
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