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Replacing 1976 steering column/wheel

Old 09-16-2018, 11:36 AM
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I apologize if this is handled in another thread, but I could not find an exact match to what I am about to ask.

I have a 1976 C3 with a non-tilt column and original "Vega" steering wheel. I don't care for the steering wheel's appearance or the fact that I have no tilt wheel for getting in and out of the car.
I would like to replace this with a tilt steering column and different steering wheel. I am not concerned with originality. I see steering columns on eBay, new, like this...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1980-C...UAAOSwCp5awqPi

Could I simply install a column like this and get an aftermarket steering wheel or even a steering wheel from another year C3 Corvette? I'm hoping someone has done something like what I am seeking.

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:14 PM
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That looks like an aftermarket steering column (Flaming River?). It doesn't have the mounting brackets for the dash or floor. The biggest difference in columns is where the hi-beam switch is located.On the floor or turn signal lever. May also be differences in turn signal switch. They come up for sale in the Parts for Sale Forum.

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Old 09-20-2018, 02:27 PM
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Seems like this column swap would be anything but simple. I will postpone such an endeavor. Thanks!
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