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95TahoeSS
06-22-2003, 08:11 PM
Just as it says........... Anyone done it before?

97Silverado
06-22-2003, 10:22 PM
Why would you want to? :think:

Jimmy P
06-22-2003, 11:09 PM
you could go with a street rod steering column like ididot or whatever they are called

Lifted94Blazer
06-22-2003, 11:56 PM
What about a telescoping steering column from a corvette?

Joe Dirt
06-23-2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by jimmy p
you could go with a street rod steering column like ididot or whatever they are called

ididit.:read: :D

Mark
06-23-2003, 02:13 AM
NVR2LO also shortened his stock steering column to fit his custom dash.

1badgmc
06-23-2003, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by Mark
NVR2LO also shortened his stock steering column to fit his custom dash.

:word: And it was cheaper than an Ididit.

NVR2LO
06-23-2003, 04:13 PM
Gm columns are made to colapse during a front impact. All that was done to mine was the shift linkage was cut off, pushed in the column the desired amount and rewelded the linkage. Good luck!

LowHoe
06-24-2003, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by NVR2LO
Gm columns are made to colapse during a front impact. All that was done to mine was the shift linkage was cut off, pushed in the column the desired amount and rewelded the linkage. Good luck!

seems simple enough

But 95TahoeSS,

Why do you want to do this if you dont mind me asking, what benefits would it serve you?

1badgmc
06-24-2003, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by LowHoe


seems simple enough

But 95TahoeSS,

Why do you want to do this if you dont mind me asking, what benefits would it serve you?

He was asking about custom dashes before, so he may have something along the lines of what NVR2LO did in mind.

LowHoe
06-24-2003, 11:55 AM
AHHH i gotcha, I was thinking along the lines of lowering its height. makes sense now

95TahoeSS
06-24-2003, 05:56 PM
I want to do this to gain more room. I just bought a 92 single cab and I want to totally gut it and redo the interior with custom dash, gauges and seats. I need to move the steering column cuz I'm a big boy and after I get the buckets in there I'm gonna need all the extra room. Plus I think it sticks out too far anyhow.

95TahoeSS
06-24-2003, 07:13 PM
I want to do this to gain more room. I just bought a 92 single cab and I want to totally gut it and redo the interior with custom dash, gauges and seats. I need to move the steering column cuz I'm a big boy and after I get the buckets in there I'm gonna need all the extra room. Plus I think it sticks out too far anyhow.

rjwms
06-24-2003, 07:23 PM
Yes...that seems much easier than going to the gym or taking a walk or not eating MickyD's.

97ssdroptop
08-01-2003, 09:42 PM
or maybe thats not it at all. Maybe its because gm made the steering wheel in a position where you could drive it from the tailgate. it looks gay and the steerig wheel is right in your face

Henry

95TahoeSS
08-02-2003, 10:36 PM
Wasn't going to reply to this thread no more but what 97ssdroptop said is exactly right! Thats why I was asking. :head:

97ssdroptop
08-02-2003, 10:48 PM
sounds like someone on this board has deformed arms and they have to be outstretched to reach the steering wheel and doesnt know that everyone else has to drive their truck with their forearms almost vertical. question wasnt who can be the biggets prick but can it be shortened for whatever reason

95TahoeSS
08-03-2003, 01:10 AM
:rocking: 97ssdroptop! I didn't want to start nothing with 'other members on this board' cuz I figured we're all one and the same in our FSC interests but I guess others are just "deformed" :moon:

Jimmy P
10-09-2003, 11:16 AM
digging up an old thread here but has anyone besides nvr2lo done this? Im looking at reworking the pedal swingarms also so they will sit farther in. Im only 5'11" and in my ss it feels like im humping the dash all the time. I dont want this to happen in my project truck.