Reproduction plastic steering column flange bumper for the Tilt / Tilt Away Steering Column in the 1967, 1968 and 1969 Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang.
This product has received the 'Crappy Product' certificate.
Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
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Reproduction steering column flange bumper for the Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang equipped with the tilt / tilt away steering column. This flange is made of a material known as UHMW, or Ultra High Molecular Weight plastic. This material has been used by NASA for many parts that were formerly made of nylon. This material is five times stronger than nylon, and has a much higher impact rating. Compared to the original nylon part, this piece should not have to be replaced for a good number of years. Ford used this part to keep the tilt / tilt away steering column's flanges in the knuckle assembly from breaking itself apart during actuation. Because of the forces generated in the tilt / tilt away column's actuation, your knuckle assembly will fail due to metal to metal contact if this piece is missing.
Replaces Ford part # C7SZ-3D565C.
*NOTE* WCCC services all FoMoCo tilt and tilt-tilt away steering columns 1967-1979. Our shop rate for this service is $90 per hour and most columns with serious problems do need complete tear down and build up which usually takes 3-4 hours plus the cost of any replacement parts needed. To offset the cost of your rebuild, you can send us additional parts or parts columns and we will give you an in store credit. Turn around time is usually one week, but rush orders can be accomplished. For more details call us at 503-463-1130 and ask for Don W.
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