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Old 05-19-2021, 07:05 AM
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So dry assembling my car, 69 Camaro stock dash carrier and stock tilt column, the column is hitting the dash carrier before I can barely get the nuts started. I see they sell a shim below, but the assembly manual does not call for it on the 69. Does anyone know do I use this shim? If so, just one side or both sides and which way does it go in (handle pointed to front of car)?

This is what I get for starting with a basket case!

Thanks in advance for any help!! Ron

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Hi guys,

So dry assembling my car, 69 Camaro stock dash carrier and stock tilt column, the column is hitting the dash carrier before I can barely get the nuts started. I see they sell a shim below, but the assembly manual does not call for it on the 69. Does anyone know do I use this shim? If so, just one side or both sides and which way does it go in (handle pointed to front of car)?

This is what I get for starting with a basket case!

Thanks in advance for any help!! Ron

Following this as well. I used some washers below to space mine down 1/8th inch to clear my racepack which is surface mounted. This shim looks like a much more appropriate method.
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Mine came with a shim and a nylon shim/gasket I just put them back the way they came out. Shoved the shim in deeper to get proper clearance for the dash panel..
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Update: I noticed the instrument cluster was a little low (bottom not right up against the inner structure). So I had to clearance the upper mounting holes to allow the entire cluster to be raised approx. 1/8 inch. The column still made heavy contact with the cluster but I was able to use regular fender shims to drop it 1/8 inch and still have the nuts threaded all the way on the support rods.
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