I am trying to put a steering column out of a fordor into my coupe but it appears to be about 3/4 inch to short is there a difference in these.
The shafts are the same. The frame bracket is unique to the 26-27 Fordor. Roadster, coupe and tudor brackets are alike.
Ted is right. Include the chassis only with the Fordor bracket. ie, there were 2 kinds of '26-'27 frame-to-column brackets.
I have the correct firewall mount. Does that mean that I need a different steering column
All '26-'27 columns have the square mount plate at the fire wall. All are identical, and fit to any body style.
The correct bracket at the frame is what is needed for the body style.
'27 touring mount at firewall.
The column is the same except for the bracket at the lower end where it attaches to the frame. You can take out the pin from the spark lever at the bottom of the column and remove the pitman arm and that bracket will come right off. The correct bracket can then be installed and the pin installed in the spark lever and the pitman arm re-installed and you will be ready to go. The reason for the different bracket is a different angle for the steering column due to the larger body style of the fordoor.