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Joe Van
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2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by Joe Van on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:31 pm

ALL right moving right along while I have everyone's attention and the wheels are still turning can I install a 68 2nd GEN auto steering column in a 66 1st GEN van with out any major modifying I read somewhere on a post that they attach differently at the steering box??? ........... where are you donivan 65?
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by donivan65 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:25 pm

,,,,,I'm right here,,,,,,the 2nd Gen uses a 1 piece shift lever shaft, while the 1st Gen uses a 2 piece shaft,,,,,,but bottom line is they both fit the steering box,,,,,so if you get a 2nd gen steering column,,,,,get the whole column and the lever assembly off the steering box and the shift rod going back to the trans,,,,,
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by donivan65 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:30 pm

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2nd GEN column it 1st GEN van

Post by Joe Van on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:39 am

THANK YOU donivan 65 I knew you would know the answer you are defiantly the question and answer king of Early's thanks for the photo also. ............JOE VAN..............back to the garage.
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by Digz on Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:09 pm

Don, Do you have picks of all the parts that are in the upper gear indicator area on the 2nd gen shifter. I've got one here I am trying to piece together and don't know what all I may be missing.
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:54 pm

This is the set up from a 1970 with a factory TH350 trans,,,,,,the needle got a spring to hold it in place and there is at least 1 snap ring by the needle

















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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by Digz on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:14 pm

Thanks a bunch Don!! I have the snap ring , but didn't quite know how it was used, I have the spring thing but the end is broken off. I even have part of the indicator. LOL but am missing the PRNDL part. Do any of the truck parts available replace that piece?
Thanks again , Joe
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:02 am

Digs =take a look @ brothers truck parts -there are others -I believe that indicator piece is available?



http://www.brotherstrucks.com/products.asp?dept=659
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Re: 2nd GEN column in 1st GEN van

Post by turtle13 on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:21 am

[quote="donivan65"]This is the set up from a 1970 with a factory TH350 trans,,,,,,the needle got a spring to hold it in place and there is at least 1 snap ring by the needle

I am piecing this auto column together from a pile of parts!

Anyone got a part number for this spring?

Also anyone know if a spring goes at the bottom where the rod inserts into the part goes on the steering box?




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