Guys: I have a loose steering case on a car. Need to tighten up the rivets in the tube. Has anyone done this by themselves? Need a way to back up the rivet, hold the punch and swing the hammer. May be take out floorboards and a bar down to the frame or floor??? Thanks, Dan.
Remove the rivets and use the reamer made for a #2 taper pin,ream the hole one by one and fit the pins to where you like them.They tap in nice and perfectly tight.Did my column this way,it was described in the T repair book and it is by far the best way to resecure the column.Also if you had to dissassemble for whatever reason,you can knock them back out.I have a bunch of those pins and the reamer,PM me if you like!
Dan, your column tube is also very likely cracked. I would pull the column and go through it. It would also be much easier to install new rivets with the column out of the car.