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Offline DEWilson

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69 lower steering column cover
« on: June 05, 2017, 11:44:02 AM »
  Hi is the differant lower steering trim cover between the fastback, coupe, convertable

Offline 6t9m1

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Re: 69 lower steering column cover
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 01:42:33 PM »
The Ford Master Parts catalogue shows that there is a difference.
Coupe and convertible are the same but the fastback is different.
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 69 lower steering column cover
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 03:30:36 PM »
Because of the angle of the steering column in a sportroof/fastback the bottom trim panel and the donut are different
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Re: 69 lower steering column cover
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 06:44:00 PM »
Because of the angle of the steering column in a sportroof/fastback the bottom trim panel and the donut are different

I always wondered why this part was supposedly different ... learned something new today !!

So is the steering wheel closer to the seat on the sportsroof or are the seat platforms lower as well to make up the difference.   Id guess there must be some spacers or different hardware under the dash where the wheel mounts also.   Any difference in the firewall ??

Fascinating stuff ... thanks.

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Re: 69 lower steering column cover
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 06:49:54 PM »
I always wondered why this part was supposedly different ... learned something new today !!

So is the steering wheel closer to the seat on the sportsroof or are the seat platforms lower as well to make up the difference.   Id guess there must be some spacers or different hardware under the dash where the wheel mounts also.   Any difference in the firewall ??

Believe you will find that the sportroof/fastback used an additional aluminum spacer between the steering column and the bottom of the dash which changes the orientation/angle of the column while in turn producing more space above the column and between it and the base of the dash
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Re: 69 lower steering column cover
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 09:37:37 AM »
and the seat mount different angle