Four speed steering column

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Horsman, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Needed for a 70-72 Buick GS. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    The steering column is NOT specific for a 4-Speed,but the switch at the bottom of the column is,and the firewall plate has a hole for the pedal rod to pass through,and gets a boot attached.
    Any 69-72 A-body floorshift steering column will work correctly. I have these if you still need one. I also have the firewall plate. I would need to check on the column switch,but they are available new.
     
  3. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Yes Brian. I am needing one as complete as possible. Please let me know price with shipping to 75088. Thank you.
     
  4. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    $240.00 for the column with the correct switch,firewall plate,AND shipping to 75088.
     
  5. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Can you post up a couple of pics please? I am sure it’s fine just would like to know what to expect.

    Thanks Brian.
     
  6. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I will do that.
     
  7. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    ...FWIW, I have a TILT 4 speed column recently reconditioned by George N... If you are budget conscious, just buy Brians, mine is CONSIDERABLY more than his.
    In last pix, I am pointing to one of the differences in Manual vs Auto consoles...
    PM me if interested.

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
     

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  8. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    B1FE9612-1D17-4321-8BE6-524C576B0F30.jpeg B6F084A0-4F2A-43A1-B125-3E33D7C82E53.jpeg That’s more of a Chevy VS Buick/Olds thing.
    The bottom collars are longer on a Chevy column,and can be an issue with the automatic speedo on a Buick,but doesn’t matter which type you have for a 4-speed,since your column isn’t running the gear selector on the speedo.
     
  9. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    The price I gave him is for a non-tilt floorshift,and it is out of a 71 GS,to be exact.
    I need to get pictures of it.
     
  10. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Hmmm. . . Great info Brian! I did, in fact, remove this column from a 71 GS 455 4 speed 30 years ago. I had assumed it was a factory column since it was a low mileage wrecked car.... I know it will still work for his application however... I'm thinking he will buy yours. :D

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
     
  11. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    It could also be a plant thing,to a certain extent,and I’m sure sometimes they used what was available. The original column out of my 70 455 4-speed has the short collar with the notch.
     
  12. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Here is my steering column,4-speed switch,and firewall plate with boot retainer.
    The switches are different due the position of the reverse light terminals. Your steering column is in a different clocking position for reverse,with a 4-speed,compared to an automatic. The original boot retainers are a little thicker metal,compared to the repops.
    I can remove the wheel and include the cylinder & key. The lower selector lever has all of the original plating,and is not discolored or weathered. This will make a very nice column when refurbished.
     

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  13. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    I wonder if because mine is a TILT unit.... might be different too??? :confused:
     
  14. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Dennis,
    All of those lowers that I sent pictures of were tilts. That longer black one came out of a Chevelle 4-spd. The brown one is out of a 70 GS auto,and the red one was out of a 70 GS 4-speed.
     
  15. Horsman

    Horsman Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me Brian, let me know how you would like the funds sent. Please include my total with shipping to 75093. Thanks!
     
  16. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

  17. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Payment received. Shipping tomorrow.
     

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