Steering Column Insulator

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  1. mopowers

    mopowers Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can find one of these? It's an insulator for the steering column on a 66 Dart.

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  2. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looks like a motorcycle inner tube might work. Never have seen one available before.
     
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    • mopowers

      mopowers Well-Known Member

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      Damn, that's a really good idea! Thanks Mike.
       
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      • PSegarra

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        I just wrapped a thin piece of rubber about 2 inches wide around mine.. Works good.
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          Ask a phone guy for 12" of "collar tape' it is rubber tape thats about 1mm thick. Do 2 wraps.
           
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          'Plate 19-14-23' isn't even on my 65 Barracuda, iirc it just goes through a hole in the firewall, anyone confirm? Im at work now.
           
        • BillGrissom

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          My 1964 & 65 didn't have that, as I recall, "as found" by me. I probably used a strip of rubber. If you want something which encircles it, you can buy very large ID heat shrink on ebay.
           
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          I have electrical tape before and just built the column up. It works fine.
           
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          What am I missing? Looks to me like the OP can just re-use the insulator he has. All it needs to do is provide a thin rubber layer between the dash clamp and the column jacket. Most of it will be covered by the clamp; a couple of small splits on the outer edge won't hurt anything, and they can be positioned where they won't show even if someone were to look under the dash.
           
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          The one in the picture is for another car.
           
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