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F body floor shift column #2849380
11/21/20 03:56 AM
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I have a '78 Volare I want to convert to a floor shift column. Will a '75 A body work?

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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: slantzilla] #2849547
11/21/20 12:32 PM
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anything can be "made" to work.
however, my gut feeling is, no, the two will not directly interchange.
the volare front suspension is a rubber isolation type, while the 75 A-body is not.
there may, or may not be a length difference, as well as the hook up to the steering box difference[s].
also, the under dash bracketry more than likely may be different as well as the wiring connector[s].
the best way to see is having them side by side to compare.
if that is not possible, i would continue the search for an F-body column.
just my opinion, your mileage will vary. at the least, this is a bump.
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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: moparx] #2849553
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Thank you! I'm fairly F body illiterate. I only ended up with this one because I made an offer when I should have kept my mouth shut. laugh2


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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: slantzilla] #2849574
11/21/20 01:26 PM
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if you can fabricate things, i wouldn't worry about fitment. it just takes time.
i'm guessing you are looking to swap your column shift over to a floor shift ?
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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: moparx] #2849627
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Yes. I can fabricate, I just don't want to.


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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: moparx] #2849663
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Originally Posted by moparx
anything can be "made" to work.
however, my gut feeling is, no, the two will not directly interchange.
the volare front suspension is a rubber isolation type, while the 75 A-body is not.
there may, or may not be a length difference, as well as the hook up to the steering box difference[s].
also, the under dash bracketry more than likely may be different as well as the wiring connector[s].
the best way to see is having them side by side to compare.
if that is not possible, i would continue the search for an F-body column.
just my opinion, your mileage will vary. at the least, this is a bump.
beer

but the suspension is beyond the firewall..... I wouldn't let that stop me from trying if that was the column I had available. Maybe you can dismantle them and take the "bowl" off the A body column and put on the F body column.... so you at least lose the "column shifter bump"

Re: F body floor shift column [Re: volaredon] #2849673
11/21/20 05:36 PM
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Your plugs on your 78 harness will not work on a A body columns plugs.

Early 76-fs have the same type plugs as a 76 A body.


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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: Mr Potatohead] #2849677
11/21/20 05:46 PM
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If your plugs are like this, I think they are, this could help you pm me, its from a late 77 that all was in good order, I also have a F extender can if your gonna use a tough wheel.


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Re: F body floor shift column [Re: Mr Potatohead] #2849790
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I will be down by the car next weekend. I'll see what plugs are on mine. Thanks!


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