I have a 1980 K10 with a fixed steering column (no tilt). I have a column from my old 1976 C10 that is tilt, but with the hole for a column-mounted gear shift (the 1980 is floor mounted gear changer). I have been trying to take the tilt column apart to put on a smooth collar (no hole for a gear shift) but the tilt assembly is a bear to disassemble. Does anyone know of some car columns ( I assume any 73-87 truck column would work, too) that are interchangeable, including the wiring hookup on the column (I prefer to not splice a different connection on the wires that connect to the column)? There is a pretty good salvage yard close to home where I have found some parts before. Also, I am hoping to not spend the money a new column (like from ididit)would cost. Any information would be appreciated.