Wow that definitly helps Samplingman! Nothing better than to see, instead of just reading about it. Thanks for these photo´s. So spline differences are not really a issue between 69, 70 or 71´s. Column and wheel width visually could be a thing.Perhaps a photo essay will help on the differences. All non-tilt column shafts have the same spline size, 1969 to 1973, so no problem fitting there. As for the steering wheel base, ‘69 - ‘70 are close, ’69 is smaller by 1/2 an inch
69 on the left, 70 on the right
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69 column and wheel fit.
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Here is the 1970 mated with the 69 column, as you can see it is wider than the column.
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The horn ring would hide the differences for the most part.
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Here is the wheel from a ‘73, very similar to the ‘71. Note that the horn mechanism is quite different than the ‘69-70, it will look odd, but functionally would mount without a problem.
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Hope that helps.
Another thing, these old wheels all seem to have many large cracks. Off course these can be repaired. But, I saw this "wheelcover", not sure what it's called in English. Could that be a solution for camouflaging the cracks? Plus. I like the feel of one. Are these still availible?