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5/18/15 7:44pm - Original Message: 'Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
Chase71
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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1971 convertible

Joined: 5/25/2012
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Hey everyone , Has anyone had a steering column rebuilt? Mine crapped out and I'd like to get it rebuilt. Thx, Jason

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5/18/15 9:05pm - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Never had one done, but I've done a few myself. What happened to yours?

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5/19/15 4:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

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Jason,

I bought  'REBUILT' column on eBay.  It was quite awhile before I had it installed (decided not to do it myself.)  By now I've removed and installed it twice, and replaced several small components inside before the horn would work.  I still have to fiddle with the key to get it out.  I suggest you rebuild it yourself with all new parts, or get an iron-clad (yes, have an attorney review) warranty from your mechanic: steering, tilt, telescope, turn signals, flasher, horn, and key should work flawlessly.

Jim

And if you do hire it out, get a new 'rag joint' while its out.


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5/23/15 9:32am - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Long Valley, NJ - USA

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1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack

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There's also a guy on eBay who offers rebuilding services. I have not used him but you can check out his reviews. Search for corvette tilt tele steering columns. And it will come up. Good luck. Let us know how you do. I'm thinking of switching out my standard column to a tilt and tele on my 72 but I would need to take a second mortgage on the house!

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5/23/15 6:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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I am in a similar position. I took mine apart to replace turn signal switch and can't get it back together so the key will come out. My problem is there are some parts that fell out and I do not know how they go.

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5/29/15 4:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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1971 convertible

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Mine was broken deep in the column. The tilt and tele worked but the wheel column would move up and down. The guy I knew looked at it and said he'd never seen a column broken there before. I'll get a pic and show you the part.

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5/30/15 8:46am - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Wow, that stinks. You got it fixed I hope. Those are some nice looking rims! Got mine back together but still have key release issues. Also have light issues.

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5/30/15 9:01am - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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oakville, CT - USA

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1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

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I know its a 85 vette  but it,s in family  cannot get key out  and we cannot get started  just be starting  any help  dwa175 

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5/30/15 3:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Rebuilt tilt and telescoping steering column '
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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1971 convertible

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Thanks Mac. They are Torque Thrust 2's. 17 x 8".

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