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'55-'56 Chevy Tilt & Shift Steering Column

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'55-'56 Chevy Tilt & Shift Steering Column
'55-'56 Chevy Tilt & Shift Steering Column

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Now you can update your 1955-57 Chevy car with a tilt wheel column.  Available in paintable or chrome finish, and with or without a shifter.  They accept a 1" DD u-joint or coupler and '69-'94 GM steering wheels or adapters.  Keep in mind that a tilt column will move the steering wheel back about 2".

'55-'57 Steering Column Instruction Sheet (pdf)

Notes

If you are using a stock steering box you will have to modify it to accept a 3/4" DD.

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Ididit 1140550010 1955-56 Chevy Tilt & Shift Steering Column, Plain
SKU-4461455
                        Make your 1955-1956 Chevy more comfortable to drive by installing a new Ididit steering column. These tilt columns with shift move the steering wheel back 2" while the non-tilt leaves it in the stock location. 

Uses the common 1969 and up GM wheel adapters and 3-7/8" wiring plug. Listed below are wiring adapters for the stock harness along with a floor mount. Column uses 3/4"-36 spline U-joints. When using the original steering box, the input shaft will need to be cut and modified into a 3/4" DD.

446-1455 Instructions (PDF)


 

Ididit 2401400010 1955-57 Column Floor Mount
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Uses the two original holes in the floor to mount the bracket. The clamp secures the bracket to the column.

This floor mount is strongly recommended with all Tri-Five Installations.

American Autowire 35775 Chevy Steering Column Wiring Harness Adapter
SKU-446554
                        

These wiring adapters for the stock o/e harness are designed to adapt to an Ididit steering column.  They work with 1955 Chevrolet passenger cars and 1969-74 GM steering columns to stock dash.

  • 1955 Chevrolet Passenger
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Note: Adapts horn, directionals, hazard flasher to stock dash

 

American Autowire 35780 1956 Chevy Steering Wiring Harness Adapter
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This wiring adapter is designed for the stock o/e harness to adapt to an Ididit steering column.  These adapters work with 1956 Chevrolet passenger cars.

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  • Chevrolet Passenger 1956
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Note: Adapts horn, directionals, hazard flasher to stock dash

 

Steering Rag Joint, 3/4 Inch-30 Spline x 1 Inch DD
SKU-4465231
                        

These rage joints make it easier to put an Ididit column in your '55-'57 Chevy car when using an aftermarket steering box. 

Steering U-Joints and Couplers Application Chart (GIF)

Steering Box/Rack/Spline Chart (Link)

Spline Size (Link)

 

Sweet Mfg U-Joint, 1 In DD, 3/4 Round, IDIDIT/Flaming River Column
SKU-91032400
                        

Don't jeopardize your safety with inferior quality steering components. Speedway offers only the finest steering U-joints available. Made by Sweet Manufacturing. These steering universal joints have a 3/4" round weld-on end.

  • Full compliment bearings
  • Forged Vanadium steel yokes and u-joint
  • Highest quality for racing or street
  • Features needle bearing u-joints
Learn more about u-joints and steering systems by reading our tech article. U-Joint Selection and Design.

Note: GM columns measure slightly less than 1" while IDIDIT and Flaming River columns measure a true 1".  DO NOT interchange these u-joints.

Sweet Mfg U-Joint, 1 In DD to 3/4 DD, IDIDIT/Flaming River Column
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Don't jeopardize your safety with inferior quality steering components. Speedway offers only the finest steering U-joints available. Made by Sweet Manufacturing.

These steering universal joints are CNC machined from aircraft steel to precision tolerances. The sealed needle bearing design will last ten times longer than a standard pin and block universal joint. The unique nickel plating prevents rust without the hassle of painting.

  • Full compliment bearings
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  • Highest quality for racing or street
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Learn more about u-joints and steering systems by reading our tech article. U-Joint Selection and Design.

Note: GM columns measure slightly less than 1" while IDIDIT and Flaming River columns measure a true 1".  DO NOT interchange these u-joints.

Ididit 2400300010 Steering Column Band Swivel Lower Mount, 1-3/4 Inch
SKU-4464030
                        

Mounting your steering column to the firewall or floor can be a real challenge. Ididit's steel band swivels are an easy and inexpensive solution.

446-4030 Instructions (PDF)