The stock column on this '63 is ready to be replaced with
a new one.
First, loosen the column from the stock gearbox.
Loosen the steering shaft from the gearbox.
Remove the lower firewall plate to allow the column to
Lossen the column from under the dash.
The column should now come completely loose.
The column's turn signals are wired to the Dakota Digital
Since the steering assembly was already disassembled.
CPP installed their 605 steering box kit.
Counter sink the steering shaft to allow it to lock in
The steering shaft is loosened from the top.
Loosen the column clamp to allow it to be removed.
Loosen the metal boot by removing the metal safety clip.
Once it is loose, the straight column should slip out.
Here's a comparison of the old stock column and the new
The new column is ready to be installed.
Here's the old stock steering shaft and the new upgraded
collapsible steering shaft.
The shaft should slip right in without any binding.
You'll need to use the old linkage lock for the transmission
The shaft should now slip out without a problem.
Next, loosen the transmission linkage.
First, install the column trim.
Check the tilt column before bolting on the rest of the
Now install the lower column trim.
Hook up the transmission linkage.
Try out the steering mechanism before hitting the road.
The steering wheel should tilt and turn without a problem.