Hi rusty428cjThe steering column had to be cut about 3/8" for clearance for my fingers to be able to install and release the wheel. The first time I tried it once it snapped in place it almost cut my fingers. The original steering wheel nut that now holds the inner spline on had to be ground down because it did not allow the quick release adapter to go down far enough to snap into place. I bought a 3 bolt release because I already had a 3 bolt to 5/6 bolt steering wheel adapter. I may be a little closer but not much. They make a 5 hole release but I have a 5 and 6 bolt wheel and wasn't sure which one I would be using. If I had to do it again I would buy the 5 hole and not have the additional 1/2" adapter.
I am interested in doing the same thing in my 65 fastback, what brand of quick release do you used? I see you have your original steering column, I also want to use mine.
I have 2 different steering wheels that want to use, one is the shelby gt350 motolita 6 bolt pattern and the other is a momo...I think the shelby is a nardi pattern, and there are adapters for nardi to momo and viceversa...so maybe buying 2 quick releases can change wheels when ever i want.
Well thats the idea...please advise on your quick release...thks