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TranzAm69's 1964 GTO

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Yeah, sorry Frosty, once again later to the party. There is a easier way & you don’t need to use the threads, but I guess it doesn’t matter now. At least you’re good to go now! 

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I have been struggling to get the key cylinder out of the column. I am not proud of myself. I got frustrated and ended up using the air cut off wheel. I started by disassembling the column even more. I stripped everything off the collar contain the key cylinder. I could not get the cylinder disengage like the manual said. I was about read to literally cut it out from outside!

I ended deciding to cut off the retaining shaft that held a tan gear. This allowed me access to the cylinder itself from behind. Turns out that the cylinder itself needed some "gentle" persuasion to move forward out of the cylinder bore.

More column carnage!


I cut off the shaft between the tan gear and the collar. I did actually start cutting the case but I didn't get very far.


Success! Finally!


Now this can go into the new tilt column and I don't have to re-key the car. It's beer me time! :cheers:

As this point, I am not sure what I am going to do with the remains of the old column. Do I pitch it? Save it for parts? Send it off to be rebuilt?

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