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  • Retainer Clips - Split Shaft - Fixed / Tilt Column - PAIR - Repro ~ 1968 - 1973 Mercury Cougar / 1968 - 1973 Ford Mustang - 32067
  • Retainer Clips - Split Shaft - Fixed / Tilt Column - PAIR - Repro ~ 1968 - 1973 Mercury Cougar / 1968 - 1973 Ford Mustang - 32067
  • Retainer Clips - Split Shaft - Fixed / Tilt Column - PAIR - Repro ~ 1968 - 1973 Mercury Cougar / 1968 - 1973 Ford Mustang - 32067
  • Retainer Clips - Split Shaft - Fixed / Tilt Column - PAIR - Repro ~ 1968 - 1973 Mercury Cougar / 1968 - 1973 Ford Mustang - 32067
  • Retainer Clips - Split Shaft - Fixed / Tilt Column - PAIR - Repro ~ 1968 - 1973 Mercury Cougar / 1968 - 1973 Ford Mustang - 32067
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    Description

    Reproduction 3D printed retainer / friction clip that replaces broken injected plastic shaft retainers on fixed or tilt steering collapsible columns on most FoMoCo products starting in 1968 and through the 70's.

    These installs on the upper piece of what Ford called the Steering Column Shaft Assembly, also known as the inner steering column collapsible shaft.  The Steering Column Shaft Assembly is the 2 piece shaft that connects the steering wheel to the rag joint. The upper piece of this shaft connects to the steering wheel, and has these clips on the lower portion of that shaft.  The upper piece then slides into the lower piece of the shaft that connects to the rag joint. See images or our video below for a visual reference to where they install.

    Many Cougar / Mustang owners have spent good money and lots of time replacing suspension parts, tires and more over the years just to find their car still wanders, finally giving up and assume "It is an old car, I guess I have to live with play in the steering". Not true!

    This one little part can make all the difference in the world.

    This is a simple inexpensive solution that VERY FEW Automotive Techs know about. 

    We suggest you open your hood and bind up your column with vise grips, then get behind the steering wheel and see if you do not have some amount of play within your steering column itself. These simple little parts can potentially transform your classic car driving experience. `

    We also sell original used retainers.

    NOTE: Customer reviews have mentioned that on some applications, you'll need to file down the width to make fit.

    Watch a clip from one of our open houses where we describe how this part works:

    https://www.youtu.be/69idxXfXJv4?start=883&end=985

    *NOTE* For tilt column service, you can contact Tony Augustine at 6t8cougarguy@gmail.com. Tony is a trusted colleague of WCCC and we've sent many customers his way since our column specialist retired last year.

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    Shipping Weight: 0.01 LBS
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    File to fit. Way too wide.

    Number of questions: 2
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    Asked:
    At about the 15:10 mark of the video linked to this product Don Whitnell says "Most people put these in wrong". He doesn't explain how to "Put them in the right way". Do you have any tips on how to put them in right? I would hate to go through the process of changing them only to find out I did it wrong
    April 5, 2022 10:00 AM
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    I'd like to know the answer to this, too. I have the parts but no clues as to how to fit - the video shows a fully-dismantled column, not sure how best to get to this stage and don't want to break anything or lose alignment of the sliding parts. 'Most people put these in wrong'... Please explain? There's a right way up, or what? Thanks
    June 28, 2022 6:12 AM
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    I can't figure out exactly where these clips are located on the column of my 1970 Cougar with tilt column
    December 16, 2021 9:53 AM
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    WCCC Admin Answered:
    These installs on the upper piece of what Ford called the Steering Column Shaft Assembly, also known as the inner steering column collapsible shaft. The Steering Column Shaft Assembly is the 2 piece shaft that connects the steering wheel to the rag joint. The upper piece of this shaft connects to the steering wheel, and uses these clips on the lower portion of the upper shaft. The upper piece then slides into the lower piece of the shaft that connects to the rag joint. See images or the video in the product description for a visual reference to where they install.
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