Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Southern Maryland, U.S.A
1966 Chevelle Collapsible Steering Column Upgrade
One of my winter projects on the car is to replace the current stock steering setup with all new components, from the gearbox upward. I finally got the car back on the road last fall after four years and what struck me most was how bad the steering was. Very light, with little effort to move the wheel. I felt like at speeds nearing 50mph, if I had to react suddenly (car, deer, etc.), I may very well lose control. Anyway, I think there is enough information within the threads here for me to get that all worked out. But it doesn't seem so for a '66 column...
Has anyone installed an aftermarket collapsible steering column in their 1966? Floor shift. Key in the dash. 1966 was the last year of the solid steering shaft. I want to move to a collapsible column that is a bolt in replacement. Not looking to do any fabrication of my current setup. Flaming River, Ididit, etc? I have checked out their websites, but haven't been able to find anything mentioning collapsible.
And terms like slip shaft, DD, Borgeson, well...I'm still trying to educate myself on!
I'd love to hear from anyone who has done this conversion and can give me some guidance in where to look.
1966 Chevelle SS, 355 V-8, TH-350.