Walton Fabrication has put together this “Classic” style steel straight steering column kit for your 49-50 Chevy passenger car to give you late model safety features, turn signals and 4-way flasher while keeping it an almost stock original look in your car. This kit comes with an upper dash mount that looks factory and covers the shift rod hole in the dash.
Installation is easy! Our lower firewall plate fits exactly in the firewall factory hole and is mounted to the lower end of the steering column. Weld nuts are welded to the firewall plate to accomplish two things: first, these help make it a one person job to install and second, act as a spacer between the plate and firewall so it does not crush the pear shaped flange on the firewall. Simply mount the upper dash mount, install column through firewall, fasten column to the upper dash mount loosely, then to the engine side and install the four 1/4-20 bolts and washers, tighten them up, then tighten up the dash mounts, and done! All that is left is fitting your two u-joints provided and cutting the steering shaft to length. Note: in some applications, it may require a third u-joint and bearing support kit to clear exhaust manifolds/headers.