<VV> 62-63 chevy II steering wheel fitment to a 65 vair

Seth Emerson sethracer at aol.com
Wed Apr 10 13:22:06 EDT 2019

Jerry, the telescoping column of the 65-66 Corvair uses the same spline and tapered seat as that Chevy II, so the wheel will fit onto the spline. However, there are three things that will cause problems. Two minor, but one major. First, the turn signal cancelling might be quite different beneath the two wheels. Without seeing both, I cannot say, but usually, an interrupted cup mounts on the back side of the wheel, but both height and position matter. Second, the horn pass-through to the top of the wheel has to match or be adapted. That is usually do-able, but also has to be matched to the cancelling cup as well. The biggest issue will be retaining the adjustability of the column. If your customer doesn't care about adjustability- meaning he is okay with the wheel being adjusted to one position and locking it there during assembly, no problem. Again, that is do-able. Everything above the tip of the shaft is replaced with a 5/16 coarse bolt into the tip. Tighten it up and the that will lock the telescoping feature.  If he want to keep the easy-telescoping feature, with the locking ring and horn button - It will be a bunch of work to fit it in there. - Seth

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Subject: <VV> 62-63 chevy II steering wheel fitment to a 65 vair

I think working on a 65 corvair with a steerting wheel retractable shaft,  would anybody know if the steering wheel will from a Chevy II will fit on the shaft which has the splines at the top of shaft. the regular steering wheel has the splines at the bottom of the center.  Customer wants that steering wheel put on if possible.  The steering wheel is not in my possession at the present.   This Corvair is highly modified of different corvair parts put on it. Jerry Brown
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