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Post by Wallyuph on Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:26 pm

magic marouke wrote:
DiscoMalibu wrote:The column in my '77 Malibu was the exact same way, a bit off to the left. It was very noticeable. It drove me nuts so I removed the little aluminum inserts and got it over to almost exactly center. Strange.
Which inserts are you talking about ?
Seeing as I don't have a dash in my 74 I shot these for you to see. I think he is talking about the ones that go on each side of the column to the dash area. See photos. Yes mine is off set with out a dash in it. There is movement to this area as the column was laying on the seat when I bought that car and I could move it all over . When I stalled the lower fire wall bracket it stopped a lot of movement. you may have to loosen up both the top and the lower firewall bracket to move it over and tighten it up some. I did this in my 73.

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Post by magic marouke on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:12 pm

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magic marouke wrote:
DiscoMalibu wrote:The column in my '77 Malibu was the exact same way, a bit off to the left. It was very noticeable. It drove me nuts so I removed the little aluminum inserts and got it over to almost exactly center. Strange.
Which inserts are you talking about ?
Seeing as I don't have a dash in my 74 I shot these for you to see. I think he is talking about the ones that go on each side of the column to the dash area. See photos. Yes mine is off set with out a dash in it. There is movement to this area as the column was laying on the seat when I bought that car and I could move it all over . When I stalled the lower fire wall bracket it stopped a lot of movement. you may have to loosen up both the top and the lower firewall bracket to move it over and tighten it up some. I did this in my 73.

Hey thanks a lot for the pics . I'm gonna try and crawl under there this weekend and take a look . Will be good to hopefully get that straight
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Post by DiscoMalibu on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:43 am

They're those aluminum pieces that slide into the column mounting bracket. I took 'em out, shimmed the column level with washers and tightened it down. I was able to move it over to the right enough to make nearly centered. Very Happy
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Post by driveit on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:45 am

Thanks for the pics. I have to drop mine again some time to fix the gear indicator messed up when working on my started switch and that stupid seatbelt interlock.
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:56 am

I tried prying those pieces off but seem stuck on there . Is there a trick to getting them off or am I just not prying hard enough ?
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Post by magic marouke on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:54 pm

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Took the bracket off that holds the column up and filed away this much where each bolts go . Managed to slide it over quite a but. Not 100% straight but lots better .
I'm still wondering what the hell was going on that a lot of them are like this .
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