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Steering column
#563432 Sun Aug 09 2009 01:46 PM
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Hambone Offline OP
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62, C10, 4 speed on the floor. Looking for a good reference with pix of the in-erds of the steering column. I am not sure what the horn mechanism or the blinker mechanisms should look like. I suspect my steering wheel is not original to the 62 maybe later - which is part of my problem. I can not be sure what I have and therefore can not make right. Currently the horn is shorted (I believe at the column) and when connections are made to the horn relay horn blows without action from steering wheel. The blinkers are jury-rigged external to column and I would like to correct that as well.
I need to good reference pix!!


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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Re: Steering column
Hambone #563717 Mon Aug 10 2009 06:46 AM
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sorry i can't help with pictures but i have taken several of those apart. i don't think you will have to replace the entire column. it you remove the wheel, take out the turn sig lever, take out the hold down screws, push in and turn to left the collar and turn sig assembly will come out. you could then rework you wiring going down thru the inside of collar or get a collar and wiring off another truck. might check out a manual i may have left something out. i had the same situation as you with my 63- someone (previous owner) louced it up. good luck

Re: Steering column
hoggyrubber #564019 Tue Aug 11 2009 12:52 PM
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thanks ill try it cant break anymore then it is lol

i have a quick question will a 65 impala column fit ?


steve johnson
Re: Steering column
stevejay1948 #564241 Wed Aug 12 2009 03:17 AM
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hoggyrubber,

Sounds like pieces and parts my steering column does not have. The turn signal assembly is not part of my package as you describe. I have had the wheel off and nothing associated with turn signal is inside. That is my problem.

Thanks for reply. I will keep on the case.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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1962 Chevrolet C10
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Re: Steering column
Hambone #564245 Wed Aug 12 2009 03:31 AM
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hambone - you should have an upper column mast bearing that has a wire attached that's for the horn - that wire goes down the column and comes out below the dash - that's what usually shorts out when the horn acts that way ... but if indeed you have an incorrect wheel then the horn button piece that contancts that bearing's sleeve to make a ground and blow the horn might be making contact all the time - I'd try taking the wheel off and see if the horn still blows, which would indicate the wire got a worn patch

here's the pieces that should make up your wheel mounted horn contacter assembly - see here for other pics

Bill


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Re: Steering column
Flxible #564552 Thu Aug 13 2009 02:45 AM
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Thanks Red. Looks like I have all horn pieces except the bushing and spring. I will look for short in the wiring and take the steering wheel off to test that part of the theory.
Do you know anything of the turn signal? Is it obvious what order the turn signal cam and canceler go in? Review some of the pix you linked in and I sure do not have any of the turn signal parts except the switch (on the base of column).


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
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1962 Chevrolet C10
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Re: Steering column
Hambone #564569 Thu Aug 13 2009 03:19 AM
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don't recall the signal setup, long time since I've had a 60's truck, but someone here should know, or the details may be in the assembly manual

Bill


Moved over to the Passing Lane

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics
Re: Steering column
Hambone #1374576 Sun Aug 23 2020 06:41 PM
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So I finally got my stuff together and sorted this question out. I learned some stuff along the way. Maybe others would benefit. Attached the utube link that got me to the final solution. The base of the problem is I did not know what to look for and what I had in my column.
1962 C10 turn signal switching and mechanism is different then the later 60's version. 62 has mechanical mechanism in the column collar. The wiring and switch is on the lower end of the column just prior to going through the firewall. I knew that but could not figure how the mechanical setup connected and activated to move the switch mech. Diagrams in the shop manual and in the catalogs were not real helpful.
So once I found this tutorial on utube, I inventoried and made the connections. Turns out I had more parts than I realized. I did need to buy the innards
Alls well that ends well (11 yrs later).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZvJb1Ii8Dc


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
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More pictures on Photobucket [s160.photobucket.com]

1962 Chevrolet C10
1962 Suburban
Re: Steering column
Hambone #1374688 Mon Aug 24 2020 06:50 PM
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Excellent. That’s the longest follow up story I’ve seen! LOL!
I wrote a 4 part DIY that shows the major pieces of the 1963-1966 columns.
The 4 parts are
Removal if the column
Disassembly of the column
Rebuild
Installation
Your column sounds very similar to the 1963 column.
Here’s the link to the STEERING COLUMN PAGE [lugnutz65chevystepside.weebly.com] on my website.


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