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Old 05-26-2004, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was the tilt column made available as an option in a 70 sports roof? I am looking to put a tilt in the car and was looking for advice on what to look for as a good bolt in.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it was. It is different than the 69 design.
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Yes.The bad part is it was unique to the 1970 only.No other years will fit properly.
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Thanks, Any other car to look for to get a transplant or just mustangs?
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1970 Mustang only
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the 1970 Cougar tilt column is the same one as used in a Mustang.
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Yes a '70 Cougar tilt column will work as well.
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I have a 1970 tilt wheel column which I purchased from Canada about 5 years ago. I paid $450 for it, U.S. The "head" on it has gotten sloppy which scared me - maybe a bearing going out. I just don't have the time or energy to fix it. I pulled it out and put the fixed column back in. I could be persuaded to sell it for the right money if you are interested in rebuilding it. From what I can tell from reading the catalogs, the bearings are available to rebuild it, but I can't swear to that. The column is painted parchment and has a new turn indicator switch in it which cost me $110 or so. Oh yes, the collar around the top has been attached by thieves in the past and is out of round. works ok, just doesn't look "pretty" . Price reduced accordingly. I haven't really thought about selling it cause it is nice to have in the car. Maybe 5 years from now I would have time to rebuild it. haha. Anyway, just a thought if it would help you out.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My dad put together a great tilt column for my '70 using my original fixed column and a tilt column from a '70s Lincoln Mark. He said it was a pretty straight forward proposition, maybe a little griding or fabrication, but no welding or anything like that.

Anyway, I've posted about this before, and I know I promised details, but pops still hasn't had any time to write up a how-to, so don't ask. One day maybe... (right after he gets the damn interior back in my car).
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