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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if I take my cruise control tilt wheel column out and buy a non tilt, non cruise column if I could swap the parts over to make it a cruise and tilt wheel? These damn tilt & cruise wheels go for like 400$...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 04:56 PM
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Re: steering columns

Only thing I can think of is you will need to cut a hole in it for the tilt knob. But other than that I'm not sure.

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Re: steering columns

I'm of the personal opinion its better to rebuild what you got. I went through mine about 2 years ago and had to replace every bearing in it but its like a new truck once you do that.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: steering columns

I don't think it's that easy, the 3 copper tabs that control the blinker cut off are broken, the plastic ring right behind the wheel itself is shattered...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 07:47 AM
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Re: steering columns

The steering column is common to several other Ford vehicles, making it easier to find in the junkyards. Replacing the bearings does make it like new.
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