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#2401153 - 11/09/17 07:03 PM Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter?
GOT6PAK Offline
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I was looking at steering wheels from Classic Industries and they have one I like that's listed for Cuda, Dart, Valiant, Duster etc. My question is the truck steering column not able to accept one of these adapters and steering wheel? Does it require a different adapter? I figured an automatic column with non-floor shifter would be the same dimensions where the adapter and wheel bolt on. Anyone know for sure?

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#2401589 - 11/10/17 06:32 PM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
bboogieart Offline
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I think they just mention the most popular applications.
As I mentioned in the general section.
I have a Grant type wheel that I took out of a '69 Dart in my 76 D-200.
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#2401661 - 11/10/17 08:42 PM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
Satilite73 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Between Houston & Galveston TX

What year truck?

I had a '77 wheel from a B-body on the '76 Club Cab I used to own. It fit no problem.

As mentioned, I think they just list the more popular models.

Now, if your truck has tilt wheel, that is a different story.

For reference, this is the wheel I switched to:

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#2401861 - 11/11/17 09:57 AM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
Triggerfish Offline
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I installed a Grant "Tuff wheel" from Summit on my 68 D100 & it was super simple to put on. IFIRC, as it was last summer when I did it, it didn't need any adapter, but only the turn signal actuator piece that came with the wheel. The 3 holes & screws with the Tuff wheel lined up perfectly with the holes in the column. Took me 15 minutes to install. Only issue I have with it is the smaller diameter obscures a lot of the speedo display, but that's no big deal.


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#2402238 - 11/11/17 08:17 PM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
kork340 Offline
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4x4 trucks take a different adaptor 2wd trucks use same as a car. If I remember right 4x4 has keyway type spline cars/2wd trucks have no keyway(or vice versa). I remember needing a different adaptor when I put Tuff wheel in my 77 w150, car adaptor I had on shelf wouldn't fit.

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#2402315 - 11/11/17 10:22 PM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: kork340]
buildanother Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Loc: chicagoland,usa
I believe it may have been vice-versa, as the older 4x4's had limited, very limited ways of correcting steering wheel alignment, other than moving the wheel a couple of teeth etc.

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#2405815 - 11/19/17 01:44 AM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
GOT6PAK Offline
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My truck is a 75' D100 2WD non-tilt column. It does have a keyway. I have a 77' D100 2WD parts truck and that non-tilt column does NOT have a keyway. I don't think I'll have a problem with the adapter because even though the adapter does not have a key way, it will still slide on either column. I think the only time I would have a problem is trying to put a steering wheel with a keyway on a column without a key way. If that makes sense. I found a site called Flashpower that has all the adapters we need. Here's the link...
http://www.flashpowerparts.com/80-dodge-plymouth?p=2

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#2405848 - 11/19/17 07:16 AM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
I_bleed_MOPAR Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: North GA
I used the Tuff Wheel look-alike and adapter from my '85 W150 on my sons '71 Charger with no problem. shruggy



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#2405870 - 11/19/17 08:53 AM Re: Car steering wheel adapter VS. truck steering wheel adapter? [Re: GOT6PAK]
earlymopar Offline
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Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 746
Loc: Oregon
One of the details that seems to be missing on many of the aftermarket adapters (at least for mid-60's trucks) is the pin that cancels the turn signal. Have any of you had this experience?

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