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Looking for steering column (minus steering wheel) for my 89 coupe. This is my 2nd post.....my first is listed below and details the items Im currently looking for. Thanks in advance for any assistance. BTW, I did send several emails to 'jfinn' who comes highly recommended for reatta parts, but no reply as of today. My earlier post.....

Hello All....my first post.

Own an 89 coupe burg int/ext, but starting to have many problems. At 140K miles (rebuilt tranny @110K), my local mechanic (who I trust) says Ive come to the decision point. Paint (FL sun is BRUTAL, even though it's been garaged) is shot, A/C - Brakes - driver side pwr window - and recently, the ignition housing (steering column) all needs replacing. Engine still remains strong with very good compression, and the interior only needs minor work. The Body is in very good shape (minus the paint - no rust). All other parts/areas are working and in good shape. Roughly guessing the high ball/low ball repair figures, I think it would be safe to say that AT LEAST a $2000 min to start, and then of course depending on the degree of repair/replacement could easily reach $6000+. Would be willing to invest more than it's worth, but not overly so.

I'm currently on the road working, but will return home to FL this weekend and will attempt to load some pix.

Looking for some good advise as to what to do. Parting out is an option, but would much rather review all other alternatives first (trade, sell outright as is, etc etc).

How difficult is it to obatin these parts (listed above), and other high use items? Also, can anyone give me the gouge on the CRT touch screen? Working fine now, however I have heard that once it goes, its very difficult to replace?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


.....chrismkibbe@cswebmail.com is my email and I live in Clermont FL, just outside of Orlando. Thanks again.

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I just bought some parts from Jim Finn good price and everything was exactly how he dicribed.He told me he was going to be out of town until jan.12th I'am sure he will have what you need.Good luck Bill

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Hello, and welcome to the best forum on the "Web"

Suggest you look up Padgett, He is one of our Senior

Members. He is extremely knowledgeable, and very

helpful. And he lives in Orlando. (lucky you).I have

purchased parts for my reattas from Jim Finn and find

him to be reasonable and also very helpful.

Good luck with your Reatta. Charlie B. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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Hope the golf gods went easy on you. Thanks for getting back to me - sent you a reply email as well. Will also try and absorb some of padgett's know how some how. Thanks again for all the info.


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my apologies again.....kinda new here and just discovered that address's contain the 'remove me first'.....will write this am. Have been in contact with Jim, but havent heard anything from him since Mon am. Anyone know his where bouts?


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