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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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'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
                        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
                        

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
                        

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
                        

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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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
                        

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
                        

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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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
                        

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