Installing an Idit or other Steering column - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 02, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Is it a major deal to install an Idit or other replacement steering column? Any big fabrications?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 02, 11:19 PM
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As far as I remember, most aftermarket columns do not have ignition switches and locks in the column and you woul have to install a separate swicth/lock in or under the dash.... Keep this in mind when you look for a column...

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Search under some of the forums for replacement columns. We used an '82 Camaro Tilt Column (Floorshift), with great success.


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I have been checking for my 66, and if you are installing this in a 65 Malibu(based on your screen-name), then you don't have to worry about a different ignition switch... the stock ignition switch didn't come on the column until the 1969 models...

As far as I can see, its a bolt in, but you need to make sure the supplier knows what other parts are needed (might need adapters for steering box, wiring and steering wheel-might not come with a standard column)... One supplier I have seen is CPP (not sure of the actual name-something like Classic Performance Parts, or something...

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Thanks for the info! What I have is a 65 malibu going from a PG to Richmond 5 speed. The steering column needs 80.00 worth of trashed blinker assembly and still has the automatic column indicator, ect. So I am looking at alternatives.
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