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Old 06-16-2020, 09:23 PM
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Default 80-82 Steering Column Support in a 68?

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I saw @vette427sbc on here swap in the lighter 80-82 steering column support into his 69 car. Being the 68 has a different column without the ignition key (ignition in the dash) has anyone tried this with a 68? I'd like to hear any feedback before I buy one and try to make it work while I have my interior all ripped apart.. It looks like the 68 column mounting flange and bolt pattern is different than 69+.

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Old 06-17-2020, 10:42 AM
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I did it in my 68. There are two brackets. The bracket (that bolt to the dash) is a bolt in. The plate that attaches to that and the steering column is made for a 1969-up column.
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:56 PM
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so you had to use a 69+ column?
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Didn't have to but the mount plate on the 68 column is to narrow to mount to the 69 plate. Also has 3 mount points instead of 2. I suppose you could make something that will work with the 68 column.

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Old 06-19-2020, 09:39 AM
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To clarify, I used a column from a 1996 Corvette:

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If you want to keep your 68 column, I don't think it would be too difficult to modify the plate that mounts to the column support.
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Ah, that makes more sense. Yeah I might as well try to find a support and see if I can modify my column bracket to work. Thanks man!
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I ended up finding a 82 column support and checking the fitment, you can see the lower bracket does not work because it is much more narrow and 3 mounting holes (68 is pictured on the right). Would need to custom fab a lower bracket to adapt to the 68 column, I figured it wasn't worth the 2.5lb difference.

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That said, if anyone is looking for a late model column support bracket I have one I will sell
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I ended up finding a 82 column support and checking the fitment, you can see the lower bracket does not work because it is much more narrow and 3 mounting holes (68 is pictured on the right). Would need to custom fab a lower bracket to adapt to the 68 column, I figured it wasn't worth the 2.5lb difference.
Thats pretty much what I was describing above:

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Didn't have to but the mount plate on the 68 column is to narrow to mount to the 69 plate. Also has 3 mount points instead of 2. I suppose you could make something that will work with the 68 column.

Here is a 69 column next to a 68

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