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Old 08-09-2020, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default 1947 truck column lock removal

Iíve read all the threads I can find on the subject but none reference the exact drop I have. Tried to follow the general instructions hoping they would apply but it doesnít seem to be working out. The lock mechanism will slide up and down but stops. What is holding this in? I drilled and pulled the only pin left on the backside and still no success. What am I missing here?
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:48 PM   #2
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Need to see photos of the other three sides. not familiar with that lock set up.
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Old 08-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #3
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The reason for wanting to remove the lock was to repair the switch mechanism. Looking at it again today I might be guilty of trying to remove the engine to change the plugs. The toggle was broken and only the stub was remaining. Looked at it again and determined I could probably repair it in place. I drilled out the broken stub and will try to find a way to replace the end of the toggle with something that looks acceptable.
Still really curious as to how this comes apart though. Thanks!

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Old 08-09-2020, 06:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1947 truck column lock removal

the small pointy pin that goes into the switch has small splines, and is pressed in. i pull them by grabbing the pin with a good sharp vice grips, then tap on the vice grips with a small hammer. they come out pretty easy usually
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Old 08-10-2020, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thanks Cas3 - I'll give it a try. Much appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2020, 06:42 PM   #6
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Is the toggle switch base in the collar a press fit also? Located opposite side of the switch base from the pin.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:08 PM   #7
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Is the toggle switch base in the collar a press fit also? Located opposite side of the switch base from the pin.
Guys;

pry -pull lockbolt out/up enough to pry splined retaining collar off

push lockbolt thru toggle switch ring assembly into column mast space

remove toggle ring assembly--replace

Hope this comes thru

Fun lock stuff!!

Gene Tulsa

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