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Parts swap between standard column and tilt and tele? (1/2)
 12/12/17 10:14am
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Long Valley, NJ - USA

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

Joined: 3/21/2007
Posts: 273

I purchased a tilt and tele column that needs to be rebuilt.  I was wondering if the directional switch and ignition key cylinder (and any other bits) from my standard column is interchangeable with the ones in the tilt column (both from a '72).   The key cylinder is not that expensive but the "ears" are broken off the tilt one (and I'd like to keep the key I have)  The directional switch is a different story!  Don't want to put the new column in only to find the directional switch is bad but don't want to buy a new one if I don't need to, since the one in my standard column works fine.  Have an extra steering wheel now too if anyone is interested.  Posting this on Facebook group too!  Thanks.

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Re: Parts swap between standard column and tilt and tele? (2/2)
 12/12/17 11:47pm
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Overland Park, KS - USA

1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

Joined: 7/9/2003
Posts: 585

I'll guess that they're both the same as GM used to like to use the same part everywhere they could.


1973 L-82 4 spd