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Old 12-20-2010, 09:55 AM
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need some help with steering collum

There are a lot of steering collums (shifter on collum)
like ididit/helix/flaming river and more but
I want to buy one for my 1956 f100

So witch one is good
 
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I'm not familiar with Helix. Flaming river makes some good stuff, but I've had positive personal experiences with ididit products, and if I was making a choice, I'd likely go with ididit again. For you being in Europe, ease and cost of shipping would probably play a large factor in the decission, too.
 
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:33 AM
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I'm using an ididit straight column (steel) ...no column shifter...with 4 1/2" billet column drop and swivel floor mount. Quality is good but the billet scratches easy. Also important is the linkage. I used borgeson joints with slip shaft for extra safety.

Be careful with the column. It is top heavy and seems to find the floor easily. I ruined one because of that reason (it was leaning against the wall and fell over destroying the top of the column). Regards.
 
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:52 AM
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Being in europe is not the problem I will buy the steering collum in the USA
and here in the Netherlands there are now products for my f100

So I go on the review of you guys
 
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I have an Ididit in mine and I like it. pretty straight forward install. mounted a billet specialties steering wheel on it. no column shifter. got mine steel also and then painted it to match the truck interior.
 
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I use a stock column and three speed column linkage hooked up to modern rack and trans in my Mercury truck, and a piece of polished aluminized exhaust pipe with a bearing at the top and bottom in my last one. A cool old trick is using a piece of polished stainless or chrome exhaust pipe with a piston rod column drop and make your own. I wish I could help on the aftermarket ones, but I have never used one so I can't endorse any. Try and make one and you can tell people "youdidit".
 
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mine is also Ididit, column shift, plain steel painted to match.
Billet Specialties wheel.

Sam

here is a good view of it finished.
 
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I have a plain steel ididit also no column shift it's been working great for about six years now.
 

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