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Offline TRIPLE-GREEN

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Steering Wheel Adapter Issues
« on: June 07, 2019 - 08:22:31 pm »
I am a big dude so I wanted to reduce the crunch can in my challenger to give the old gut a little more room. I bought an adapter and restored it. Today I finally got the column finished and put back into the car. Which was no small feet as the studs for the column spin. But back to the point I greased up the adapter and started to install it when I realized it had no teeth. It also doesn't fit on enough to even start the bolt. Pretty sure I got sold a old GM or Ford adapter.  :villagers:

I just wanted to check with you guys first.  :banghead:




Offline 70chall440

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Re: Steering Wheel Adapter Issues
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019 - 08:54:30 pm »
That looks like an A body can but I am not sure as I do not have one to compare.

I don't know of any way to actually shorten up an E body steering wheel distance, I think if it were me I would just buy a replacement crush can and cut it, then reweld it. I realize that is not an option for everyone and perhaps someone here has a better option.
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Re: Steering Wheel Adapter Issues
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019 - 10:19:23 pm »
Chrysler made two steering column adapters that looked similar. One was for putting a rimblow or Tuff Wheel on a A-body or B-body early 70s. The other one was for later 70s like Cordoba, Magnum, Little Red Express. The later one has a smaller diameter spline which is probably what you have. It will not fit on the E-body column shaft.

Dales Cuda Shop and Classic Industries has the one you need, new and already painted black.


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Re: Steering Wheel Adapter Issues
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019 - 01:14:24 pm »
Looks like I am screwed. Neither Dales Cuda Shop and Classic Industries have one that fits a Challenger. Which I think is crazy based on the fact someone has to have come up with a solution for a little more gut room in these cars.  :banghead:

So just to confirm that A AND B Body cars had a different column spline then the E-Body??



Chrysler made two steering column adapters that looked similar. One was for putting a rimblow or Tuff Wheel on a A-body or B-body early 70s. The other one was for later 70s like Cordoba, Magnum, Little Red Express. The later one has a smaller diameter spline which is probably what you have. It will not fit on the E-body column shaft.

Dales Cuda Shop and Classic Industries has the one you need, new and already painted black.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2019 - 01:16:52 pm by TRIPLE-GREEN »

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Re: Steering Wheel Adapter Issues
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019 - 11:14:40 pm »
I am sure A bodies did but cannot confirm B bodies. have you thought about just cutting down a crush can? They are just sheet metal spot welded to a base plus the ribs give you great reference points to cut. I would not hesitate from trying that.
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