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This is the lower bearing and is heal in by a snap ring, this bearing has a crack in it about 10 o'clock.
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next on the upper end of the column is a snap ring and two washers that sandwich a thick plate with holes in it. Taking this apart will let you remove the tube inside the outer shell and the lower pot metal piece that the shifter mounts to.
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This is a close up shot of the steering shaft and the shifter shaft, notice how both are two pieces. They are made to colapse in an accident so you don't impale yourself on the column. I have seen the shift part come apart and the shifter will move but nothing at the bottom of the column moves.
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I am going to try and replicate an AMX tilt column when this goes back together so I need to modify the lower part of the column. here is that piece with the shifter boss ground off and the hole soldered shut.
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This is that same area ground smooth, it will need a little finish work but not much
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Life has been busy but here goes putting this back together. The black outer column support is clamped in the vise by the mounting bracket. In front is the inner piece that the shifter connects to if it has one. The upper right shows the lower outer cover. its the piece that would have the shift lever coming out of if column shifted. 
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This shows the inner shift tube installed into the column support and the cover installed on the shift tube. This should be a slip fit, no pounding to get it to slide together.  
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The lower picture shows the next pieces to be installed. They need to be assembled as the tube is slid into the lower cover. The funny shaped piece with the bolt holes is difficult to get into place, it locks into place in groves in the outer support tube.
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Anyone have a good source to buy the special tilt pin remover tool? THat's the only thing I need to finish tearing apart my column.
 
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I can't see the switch below the "tilt" so just pull the wheel and you should be able to get to it. IIRC there are 2 switches 1 for tilt & 1 for non-tilt.

When I restored my 70 non-tilt the hardest part of it was snaking the switch wires back down.
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