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Old 24th-January-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Will a 76 tilt steering fit a 72.......

Like the title says will a 76 tilt steering colume floor shift fit a 72 floor shift...

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Old 24th-January-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Somewhat foggy memory says not really. From what I've seen in salvage yards, it looks close until you really look at it. The fooler for me was the dash. I thought I could make one fit in my 72, but as I began to really look at it I found a bunch of subtle differences.
Along about then, Federal law about steering column compression caused a change for the 4th gens. The column goes through the firewall at a shallower angle then has a u-joint before heading to the steering box. Take a look in some salvage yards around you if you can find a 4th gen. I think the steering lugs on the spindles went from behind the axle on 3rd gens to in front on the 4th's
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Thank you sir for the reply i will keep looking for one that fits Thanks again.
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Old 25th-January-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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From what i can remember you can but it won't be a direct bolt in. I used a column from a 3rd gen Firebird in my car. It's been a long time but from what i can vaguely remember. The end of the 2 columns are different. The later one uses a splined shaft but you can buy a U-joint that will adapt the 2 together. There also is a minor difference in the turn signal switch, you have to swap a couple wires.
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Look into the early S-10's. NNN did a write-up some time ago where someone added the S-10 column to a 3rd Gen....
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Old 26th-January-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the info but i think ill keep looking for the right one i was looking at that because it was close and cheap but it sounds more like a headache....Thanks again...........
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Old 26th-January-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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GM had more common parts than most people think. The trick is to get some part numbers or cross reference chart to work from. That S-10 column may, if fact be the same column with a different firewall plate that just slides off. You might look at a site like Ididit to see what column fits what, then you can reverse that information to what will fit yours.
Early Camaro/Firebird may be a good candidate and don't forget the sister cars, Omega and Skylark.
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Old 20th-October-2013, 12:49 AM   #8
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No, but I made a 74 Monte Carlo tilt fit my 72. I think there are some pictures in my Photobucket showing how I did it. I shortened the MC column and welded the flange onto the shaft for the Nova gear box. Worked great.

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Old 21st-October-2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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I am using a 75 camaro tilt work in my 73. Ididit has this part 'http://www.summitracing.com/parts/id...4331/overview/.

I have yet to install it to verify it works but all my research says it should.
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