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Steering Column Collar

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Anyone know how easy it is to replace the steering column collar on a 72 Chevelle? My car was originally a column shift but has been retro-fitted with the horseshoe on the floor, so the original steering column collar forward of the ignition collar looks a bit out of place with the column shift nub present without the column shift handle there. My car came with a replacement collar when I bought it a couple of months ago that appears to be a reproduction. Does anyone know how hard it is to swap these collars out, how much time it would take, and if this part is a fairly interchangeable part (i.e., is this kind of part fairly universal/interchangeable on most GM A-body cars)? Thanks!

Nate (m006276)
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The floor shift and colmn shift bowls do not interchange. Best bet it is to get the right column. Second best is to grind the nub off, Bondo it, sand and pain. I did this on my 68 when I went 4 speed and it really came out well.
I know that 69 tilt and non tilt column shift collars will not interchange. I spent practically a whole a week end taking one of each apart and putting them back together the first time.
(now I can do one in an hour or so.) :D

Anyway that was all a waste of time because my son drove the car down the RR tracks and the train did not stop. :mad:

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