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Old 09-08-2019, 12:24 PM   #31
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I pulled OEM boxes and had a stack of shims hit the floor, had to reinstall them with 500 box. Same issue you have without.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:50 PM   #32
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What about header clearence when adding bunch of shims?
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Just checked how my 500 box line up with the frame. Rag joint is pretty much center of the frame rail when looking from above.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:44 PM   #34
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The original steering column was crocked, as Emc suggested. I'm not sure it's a converted Jeep box. Pictures of the frame mounting would indicate this. I think the frame or firewall was shifted over from a accident. See photo #5b of Borgeson Delphi instructions: https://www.classicchevy.com/assets/...evy/53-231.pdf
I am the third owner of the car. I have spoken with both previous owners. The car has not been in an accident. The car was bought new in Huntsville, AL , which is where it is now.

The lack of damage to the original sheet metal confirms no accident damage.

I never paid any attention to the original steering column as it came through the firewall, but obviously there has been some adjustments to the opening. I don't know when or why these adjustments were made, but they have been there a long time.

I also do not know what shims (if any) were on the original box.

Having said all of that, and looking the situation over closely, I am fairly confident that I can get the box lined up reasonably close without major effort.

If I can't, then I will go to plan B, which is yet to be defined.

This ain't rocket science, and I know that because I am a rocket scientist.

I am more concerned about the overall length of the tilt steering column. It seems longer than I would expect. That is something I will need to look into.
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