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    Column shift bushings

    Fairlane514
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    Post by Fairlane514 Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:12 am

    I have a 63 Econoline truck, is there a source for the bushings at the bottom of the column shaft? This is a manual 3 speed column shift.
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    Seth G
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    Post by Seth G Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:34 pm

    They used to be but I'm not finding them in a quick search online. Might be able to find some bronze bushings at the hardware store that will work.
    Fairlane514
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    Post by Fairlane514 Tue Mar 28, 2023 6:04 pm

    Ok, I will disassemble tomorrow and see what I can find
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:22 pm

    they talked about bushings here a while back,,,,

    https://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t44002-shift-linkage-bushings
    Fairlane514
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    Post by Fairlane514 Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:33 pm

    Thanks, I read the posts....

    The bushings I am referring to are at the bottom of the shaft from the steering column. Appears to be a grease fitting there as well. They are on the vertical long shaft that runs along side of the column.
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Wed Mar 29, 2023 3:50 pm

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    Fairlane514
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    Post by Fairlane514 Wed Mar 29, 2023 4:58 pm

    Yes, thats it. Messed with it today, the shaft tube bracket was the most worn part. Ended up making an aluminum sleeve to fit the ID. Probably going to ad as washer or valve spring shim to take up some slack on the shift levers.

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