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.
Watch a clip from one of our open houses where we describe how this part works:
*NOTE* For tilt column service, you can contact Tony Augustine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony is a trusted colleague of WCCC and we've sent many customers his way since our column specialist retired last year.