1973 c20 base NON-TILT steering column rebuild

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  1. DoubleDingo

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  2. 73c20jim

    73c20jim Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Waiting for parts.
     
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    It's hell to get old right Jim?
     
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    Beats the alternatives.
     
  5. 73c20jim

    73c20jim Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Waiting..... Waiting......
     
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    73c20jim Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    The part I need for the ignition key assembly that was originally less than a dollar is available for $52,25. I refuse to pay that much. It's theft.

    The one I was waiting for had the order cancelled because they don't have it.

    Getting frustrated. Tempted to part it out.
     
  7. 73c20jim

    73c20jim Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Got a steering wheel from eBay. Waiting for arrival.
     
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    73c20jim Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Nothing arrived today. Waiting...............
     
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    Wednesday. No parts.
     
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    You should be getting a few pieces in the near future. The shift lever is still misplaced though and I had to go back out of town. I'll eventually find it and then I can send that to you also if you still need it then.
     
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    Many thanks.
     
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    Just got a used OEM steering wheel in the mail. Great condition.The horn button says GMC. So i"ll put GMC labels on the side and let the next owner have fun finding parts. Evil me...............
     
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    And with the help of @bucket I should have all the parts for the steering column, wheel, column shifter and transmission shift linkage all the way to the transmission.

    Happy days are here again.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So which style of steering wheel did you get?
     
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    I don't know. I'll have to send you a picture.

    Its 2 spoke.
     

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