Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
A 3-point seat belt pretty much eliminates the need for the collapsible column, except in cases where the left-front is crushed rearward so badly the column moves into the passenger compartment, pinning the driver to the roof. I once parted out a 65 K code where this actually happened. He survived, by the way.
As for the flaming gas tank, I once tabulated stats showing more Americans have been killed by shark bite than Mustang gas tanks.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.