OK, here are the two steering columns in question. The one on the left is the original 1976 column while the one on the right is a tilt column from a 1978 truck.
It appears both are the same style with the spline shaft and the retaining bolt on the side.
The only question is that the tilt shaft seems to have 2 more wires coming out of the column to the large electrical plug in connector. Why would the tilt column have two more wires and do we still think the tilt column would be a plug and play install?
Thank you again for your input.
Is the shaft at the bottom called the intermediate shaft? And is the "rag joint" the swivel part at the left?
The large electrical connector that the 78 is pointing to is the connector that has 2 more wires than on the 76 column. What would the two extra wires be for?