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tilt column
« on: April 27, 2012, 11:19:08 PM »
how rare is a ford pinto tilt steering column. found one in a 74 wagon
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 11:34:48 PM »
pretty darn rare, have heard of a few... maybe 3??
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 01:37:10 AM »
soo someone bought the steering wheel already.rest of it is still there. i was shocked to see it.i may as well buy it then lol
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 12:16:21 PM »
Early 80's Granada will BOLT right into a Pinto if you get one made for a floor shift. The collum shift one will work, just more work to install it. Its all on the Mustang II web site.
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 09:28:10 PM »
there never was a pinto made that i know of with a tilt column. i have never seen one in any of the years.
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 10:21:35 PM »
I believe our Pinto Guru, Brian, but now pintoman1 says otherwise. We have a debate on our hands!

What do the original sales brochures say? I don't see any mention of it in my 78's brochure, perhaps it was only offered for a few years?
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
I was selling Mercurys (henceforth, Bobcats) in the final few years of production and there was no tilt steering wheel option available then.  I'm of the opinion that if anyone has seen one in a Pinto or Bobcat, it's because it was installed there post-production.  If anyone has anything that would suggest otherwise, I'd love to see it.
 
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 02:08:03 AM »
okay ill pull the steering column out and start to check all of the stamping codes on the parts to tell me its car. from the column mounts to the pedal bracketry it was all pinto
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 05:43:28 PM »
i don't want to sound rude or anything here, but i will stick with my statement that pinto's did not have tilt columns. if it has one someone installed it after the fact.
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 09:32:44 PM »
I don't think I have ever seen them listed in any dealer brochures
i don't want to sound rude or anything here, but i will stick with my statement that pinto's did not have tilt columns. if it has one someone installed it after the fact.

I would have to agree with Pintoman1, I have "heard" of a few but can not confirm it was ever offered as a factory option. I have some pretty detailed "Ford" brochures, comparison guides and training tools used by the salesman, especially the early years (71-74), and there is no mention of tilt steering.
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 04:09:15 AM »
i rechecked the steering column this weekend. and cookieboystoys is correct. from what i can saw. the person did a rush job on the conversion. they used 1975 and up brake pedal  bracket, 1976 column from what parts i could read,a 74 ignition swith which was not properly secured on the column. and bad wiring to boot.i could only hope it was the rear deal. the other thing i found on the car that was dumb.was the passenger side rotor is soooo shot it broke away from its hat  base.since its sooo bad im not buying the column.but wonders what other ford tilt column has the same mounting points as the pinto from 75 and up.anyone with a ford interchange manual on hand.hahahaha
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 02:53:54 PM »
Early 80's Granada will BOLT right into a Pinto if you get one made for a floor shift. The collum shift one will work, just more work to install it. Its all on the Mustang II web site.
THIS IS A DIRECT BOLT IN! HOW MUCH SIMPLER CAN IT BE!
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 03:35:05 PM »
Re:  Its all on the Mustang II web site.
 
Hey Dick1172762, I tried looking and couldn't find it, can you provide a link to where it's posted?
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Re: tilt column
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012, 07:32:12 PM »
Re:  Its all on the Mustang II web site.
 
Hey Dick1172762, I tried looking and couldn't find it, can you provide a link to where it's posted?


thanks for the link Dick1172762, good info here

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