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Old October 10th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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Maybe you could give it a shot and be "The guy that did the tilt column in a bug." I've put tilt columns in all kinds of hot rods and streetrods. Figure out the mount under the dash, decide how you will make the coupling at the box and decide if or how you want to incorporate the switch. surely someone out there has done it. The coulumn might be a little too long at the dash.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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Here is the one I have been working on. We have not started to connect it to the steering box and the clamp holding the column up is a 2-1/4" EMT conduit strap, but it works for now.

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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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I remember someone here did it.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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Hey Rob, you put the column on the wrong side of the car. Dumbass.



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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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Hey Rob, you put the column on the wrong side of the car. Dumbass.



Whoops! Oh well, I don't think Matt noticed!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #7
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How is the distance between the dash and the wheel? Is that an Ididit or Flaming river column?

So this Rob fellow is "The guy that did the tilt column in a bug."
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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Not to worry Bill, I fixed it. but not sure how to fix the pedals
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How is the distance between the dash and the wheel? Is that an Ididit or Flaming river column?
It is a Flaming River column. The distance between the dash and the wheel is not the problem, it is from the wheel to the seat. The dash in the car is about 3" further away from the windshield than a stock one and it is sitting down 2"-3" lower. To make this car fit Matt, we are gonna push the column up into the dash ( ) as well as move the shifter and possibly even the pedals...

The dash is a pain in the ass, but damn it sure looks great!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #10
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One of the bugs I have has a gm unit installed.I can take pics of the coupling if anyone wants it. Joe
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http://volksrods.com/id43.htm

I was thinking of this,from BobNotch.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #12
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I'm putting a telescoping tilt column in my bug, had a GM tilt column in my Sebring. Basically need a steering adapter (U joint?) to connect the different column to the stock steering box, or change the steering box. Then take a U clamp of sort to mount the column securely on the dash. You may have to shorten the column to suit.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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One of the bugs I have has a gm unit installed.I can take pics of the coupling if anyone wants it. Joe

Please take a few pics, and post them!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #14
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #15
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Here at work I can't access links to this site like the one Carlene posted, so if this is what she said.... Sorry.

There is a link on Runt rod or in the too lazy thread. don't remember, but as I said, I can't link to those threads.
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Come on man...you're makin' us Texicans look de,de,de! It's got two bolts that hold it to the dash and a coupling to the steering box. Can't be that tough to figger' out.



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I had nothing to add. But if it didn't come in a bug, but you want it in a bug~
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Old October 11th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #19
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #20
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Tilt Steering in an early Beetle? How do you install a GM or Ford tilt steering column in an early Beetle?

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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #21
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Dude, look in the tread you started yesterday. http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18247

The answers are there, quit posting new threads aboutthe same friggin question. this makes 3 in 2 days
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a column is attached by a "U" clamp, find a suitable U clamp to wrap around the column then bolt it under your dash. Find a suitable adapter to make the column fit your VW steering box, probably with some U joints. Look at any extended axleshere and see how they extended the column to connect to the pushed forward steering box, same concept. And you may have to shorten the column to suit if it's too long.

I can take find a pict of the GM column in my old kit car, but it'll just look like a U clamp attached under the dash with the column in between, not really much to look at. The "hard" part of this swap is if you want to use the GM ignition, turn signals, etc to work with your bug, then you'd have to find the GM wiring code for it and maybe a suitable GM wiring kit. Watson Street Works sells custom modular VW wiring harness that you can order with a GM steering column already pre-made
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #23
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Yes lumpy! Please take some pics as thats what i'm looking for!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #24
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It's not the column! It 's being able to use the turn signal wiring?
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Click on the link above, it explains how to do the wiring!
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