1978-79 GM Style Ford Half-Ton Truck Straight Column Shift Steering Column - Steel
This retrofit column is designed to fit your Ford Truck and does NOT require modification to your original vehicle to install. This GM Style column features a GM top shaft and a 3 7/8" Wiring Plug. Pre-welded underdash mounts are included with all 1978-79 columns and are designed to fit your application. Use an ididit installation kit to install your new steering column in place of the old. Using an adaptor, add an aftermarket steering wheel and the gripping surface of the new wheel will be in the same location as the original. The shift pattern on these columns allow you to use either a 3 or 4-speed automatic transmission. The 1978-79 column utilizes the original transmission mounted neutral safety switch. A gear shift indicator is an option, but not included. A shift linkage (new or original) is required for installation and will attach to the lower shift arm provided on the column.
Please Note: A stock Ford steering wheel WILL NOT bolt to the ididit GM Style Ford column.
1953-56 Ford Half-Ton Truck
This column comes complete with a turn signal plug and horn relay which will convert the ididit wiring to your Ford wiring. To install, a swinger-style column drop will be required to secure the column to the dash, as well as a floor mount and u-joint. Modification of the intermediate shaft is also required if you are using the original gearbox.
1965-79 Ford Half-Ton Truck
A new rag joint is required to install. This column comes complete with a pre-welded underdash mount that will match the original bolt pattern. A Female End Plug which connects with the ididit wiring plug is also included. The wires will simply be matched by function rather than color.
For 1965-66 columns: Please note that the Bendix box was frequently used as a replacement for the Saginaw box. If not using the original steering box, a shorter length column may be required. Call ididit for details.
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