Tilt Steering Column Help

Zeffer

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I recently bought a tilt column for my 1989. It came from a 1989 supposedly, and was complete from steering wheel to rag joint. When I started to swap over my good steering wheel etc I noticed that the overall length of the shaft is about 2 1/2" longer as seen in the picture. Anyone have any ideas? Was this from a car with a manual rack maybe?
 

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TOOLOW91

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The shaft collapses . It’s hard sometimes to get it to go but it will
 

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The bottom shaft where your tape measure is is designed to be collapsible in case of an accident. Put the top half in a vice (but don't crush the tube), look a sturdy wire through the hole at the bottom and give it a few solid tugs to get it to come out. Adjust it to the same lenght and then install.
 

Zeffer

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Thanks everyone.....
Turns out Mustang5L5 was right, took a lot of "persuading" but I got the column to the correct length and installed!
 
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