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Old 07-21-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Identify Column Drop

I am trying to identify a column drop on a steering column that I got with a '34 Vicky. The steering box, Model No. B-3550, I believe is a '32 Ford steering gearbox. But the column drop does not look like any of the '32 column drops I have seen. It may be a '40 Ford, but I am not sure. I have attached a few pictures.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:02 PM   #2
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It’s 40.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:37 AM   #3
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Definitely '40.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:41 AM   #4
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All '32-'34 steering boxes were the same and therefore all had the same part number, namely B-3550, although not all of them had that number on the casting.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:18 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the quick response. I didn't know you could put a 1940 column drop on a 1932-34 steering column. I am guessing the steering shaft must be a '40 to match the locking mechanism. The shaft simply has a hole in it.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:08 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the quick response. I didn't know you could put a 1940 column drop on a 1932-34 steering column. I am guessing the steering shaft must be a '40 to match the locking mechanism. The shaft simply has a hole in it.
You can actually move the locking collar up or down on the shaft to coincide with the locking mechanism and tube you are using.
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