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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:32 pm

yep thats what im trying to do. about 1 1/2 years ago i bought a 76 corvette tilt/tele column for 40.00converting a g3 column to a tilt/tele Tel1110

while looking for limeys spring and bolts he needs for his SE column, i found a half torn apart monte column.so i took the parts from the vette column and put them on the monte column.
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the only problem is 76 used only one style steering wheel,and i dont like it.
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i would use it if it was black,but this one is brownconverting a g3 column to a tilt/tele Icon_f10

now i found a kit to transform the 76 column into a 69-75 column, so i can use my (vette) steering wheel.
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but last time i found it on fleebay,it was 200.00.converting a g3 column to a tilt/tele Icon_p10


yes i have a black 4-spoke steering wheel,but the backs are not the same and i cant use it. the vette wheel has this other piece behind it for the extra stuff.

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so i guess i will just wait and see what i do when i redo it this year.sorry i got carried away,just trying to share.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:50 pm

What's the difference after 75?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:42 pm

Wait...this is news to me! You mean you can't use a '76/'77 steering wheel on a '73-'75 column?
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Chris is the vetter column too short? If it is most Caddie's from the 70's usually have a tele column some Buicks too. Pretty cool to have that feature.

While we are on the subject,any of you guys ever have one of these cars where the column is crooked? My 77 is crooked. If you measure on one side of the wheel from the edge of the dash is about an 1/2 inch different from the other. Ive asked this before on another site and could not get an answer. There is no sign of damage at the firewall and it looks straight its like its in there crooked not ben or forced. Is there adjustment? I took off the two bolts and dropped it and I could not see anything.
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Post by Landonus on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:29 pm

ant7377 wrote:Chris is the vetter column too short? If it is most Caddie's from the 70's usually have a tele column some Buicks too. Pretty cool to have that feature.

While we are on the subject,any of you guys ever have one of these cars where the column is crooked? My 77 is crooked. If you measure on one side of the wheel from the edge of the dash is about an 1/2 inch different from the other. Ive asked this before on another site and could not get an answer. There is no sign of damage at the firewall and it looks straight its like its in there crooked not ben or forced. Is there adjustment? I took off the two bolts and dropped it and I could not see anything.

My 77' is crooked too! To the left I think. I always thought it was factory.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:31 pm

ant7377 wrote:Chris is the vetter column too short? If it is most Caddie's from the 70's usually have a tele column some Buicks too. Pretty cool to have that feature.

While we are on the subject,any of you guys ever have one of these cars where the column is crooked? My 77 is crooked. If you measure on one side of the wheel from the edge of the dash is about an 1/2 inch different from the other. Ive asked this before on another site and could not get an answer. There is no sign of damage at the firewall and it looks straight its like its in there crooked not ben or forced. Is there adjustment? I took off the two bolts and dropped it and I could not see anything.

Do the 2 copper bolts that attach the bracket/column to the firewall line up correctly? 1/2" is a lot to be off. Check the seal at the firewall by the gas pedal- the insulation might be hiding loose or corroded bolts. If that seal moves I can see it happening.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:38 pm

i have never had a monte wheel line up center of the big O's. its always to the left a little. dont know why.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Ha! So im not nuts,the 73 lines up though,perfectly. It messes with you if you look at it while you are driving.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:52 pm

Paul,what copper bolts?


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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:52 pm

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Post by ant7377 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:55 pm

So no on the Caddy column. What about one from a 75-79 Seville,they are kinda like Novas.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:04 pm

ant7377 wrote:Paul,what copper bolts?

These

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:37 pm

Hey Chris if you wanna Donate that black wheel you cant use THE SE would love it LOL


Just sayin lol
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Theres NO movement there.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:52 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:Theres NO movement there.

I didnt think so. Is there any others? Thanks for the pic Paul.
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Post by jerry46765 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:40 pm

That is a cool idea to install tilt/tele column bits.

I just converted one to manual trans style column, eliminating all the automatic shift BS. I wasn't that easy to find GM manual parts to swap over. Changing the column was a detail that no one else will probably notice but that was how I wanted it.

Spring for the wheel to finish the project...

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Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:11 am

ant7377 wrote:Ha! So im not nuts,the 73 lines up though,perfectly. It messes with you if you look at it while you are driving.

That would drive me nuts.
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Post by pila on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:50 pm

I bought a '73 tilt column off of Ebay for my '74 Malibu. It didn't fit perfect, and seemed longer or shorter (don't remember!) where it went through the firewall. Anyway it was a big improvement for driving comfort.

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Post by 1973montec on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:41 pm

bout time you get to this.......
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:21 pm

took a 1.5 hour drive to a guys house that had parts for my project. spent over an hour looking for the right stuff to make this puppy work. now time to take it back apart and paint it.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:23 pm

Wow, Nice job there! Has cruise too, eh?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:34 pm

77mali wrote:Wow, Nice job there! Has cruise too, eh?
thanx

i have to rig some wire to it or buy a new one.the corvette column had the wires cut. the monte cruise/blinker lever gets bolted on,the corvette cruise/blinker lever had threads at the end. i dont have the cruise stuff under the hood right now,its all boxed up. one day i'll have it all back together.converting a g3 column to a tilt/tele Icon_j10
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:43 pm

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put it back together this morning using the 3 spoke wheel and found 2 of the same levers
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i tried using the 4 spoke wheel,but found i did not have enuff movement for the lock/unlock between the spokes.
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i might put the 4 spoke in the caprice,but i really like the rope 4 spoke thats in it now also.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:55 pm

found some black levers laying around the other day. i kinda like the offset lever for the blinker because of the telescopic puts the wheel farther than normal.
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also bought a cylinder with matching door locks. so since my dash is blacked out,i thought the column should be too.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:18 pm

Clapp

Is your 4 spoke Olds or Corvette?
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