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Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 am
by alltracshoak
Looking for steering column cover.. most I've seen the trim tab is like a lever on the left signal side.. mines dont have the trim tab there but on the bottom right next to the key

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:00 pm
by 93celicaconv
The ST185 steering column cover set (2 pieces) was unique to 5th Gen Celicas that had the "Memory & Automatic Tilt Steering" column. I don't think the AT180 or ST184 versions were ever sold with this feature, so these covers are hard to come by.

They were also color specific (Red, Gray, Blue).

What color interior plastics does your ST185 have? Is it important to you that the column covers match your interior plastics color?

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:05 pm
by alltracshoak
Grey interior

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 pm
by 93celicaconv
I may have a spare set of these, but if I do, they would be blue. I'm thinking you don't want blue steering column covers, right?

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 pm
by alltracshoak
I wouldn't mind.. I'll get it replicated from some with a 3d printer.. how much you want for them

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:20 pm
by 93celicaconv
3D printer as in using the blue covers for geometry models, then reproducing the parts using a laser sintering 3D printer with a grey plastic powder? If yes, looks like you could go into production for any color of these for anyone - cool. If this is what you mean.

Let me look in my storage to see if I have them first - I'll get back with you after I verify I have them (or not).

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:01 pm
by alltracshoak
Yes.. but it will be for another person to do it and have it available for us alltrac.. if you can find it theres a few guys who makes the center vent gauge pod they might be able to make it for us.. if not If you can find yours I can always paint it to match

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:56 am
by 93celicaconv
It doesn't look like I have these covers. Either they were not on that shell we used to restore another All-Trac, or when I stripped the shell, I didn't keep the blue covers. At any rate, I guess I don't have any to give up, of any color.

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:28 am
by alltracshoak
Bump..still looking

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:44 pm
by underscore
93celicaconv wrote:The ST185 steering column cover set (2 pieces) was unique to 5th Gen Celicas that had the "Memory & Automatic Tilt Steering" column. I don't think the AT180 or ST184 versions were ever sold with this feature, so these covers are hard to come by.


My Canadian-spec ST184 has the tilt-away column, so it'd be worth at least checking nearby junkyards just in case.

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:15 am
by EvilStig
alltracshoak wrote:I wouldn't mind.. I'll get it replicated from some with a 3d printer.. how much you want for them


FYI, in another thread we talked about paint for the interior plastic trim bits, and the 0497 Toyota Shadow Grey from vinylpro.com matches pretty well. It comes in an aerosol and is easy to apply to plastic bits. So far seems to do the trick.

of limited use to you, some of the interior dash components can be obtained as modified gauge pod bolt-ons should you need them, although the steering column cover is not one of them on this generation (only on 7th gen)

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:28 am
by alltracshoak
underscore wrote:
93celicaconv wrote:The ST185 steering column cover set (2 pieces) was unique to 5th Gen Celicas that had the "Memory & Automatic Tilt Steering" column. I don't think the AT180 or ST184 versions were ever sold with this feature, so these covers are hard to come by.


My Canadian-spec ST184 has the tilt-away column, so it'd be worth at least checking nearby junkyards just in case.

I think regular 184 has regular tilt vs the alltrac have memory tilt with the 184 is on the blinker and 185 under the wiper by the bottom cover

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:46 am
by 93celicaconv
The steering column cover being sought for this USDM ST185 in gray is P/N 45287-20919-03 (which consists of both the upper and lower covers. The -02 was red. The -04 was blue.

According to Toyodiy.com, this cover was also available on ST184 models equipped with "Memory & Automatic Tilt Steering". I've never seen an ST184 equipped like this, but a previous poster with a Canadian-spec ST184 says he has one.

I see where 45287-20919-03 is discontinued, but per below, this retailer says they have 45287-20919-06. I don't know what the -06 means, but it is listed for a 90-92 GT, GT-S & All-Trac. Just because it is listed doesn't mean it exists, but would be worth checking into.

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:48 pm
by underscore
alltracshoak wrote:
underscore wrote:
93celicaconv wrote:The ST185 steering column cover set (2 pieces) was unique to 5th Gen Celicas that had the "Memory & Automatic Tilt Steering" column. I don't think the AT180 or ST184 versions were ever sold with this feature, so these covers are hard to come by.


My Canadian-spec ST184 has the tilt-away column, so it'd be worth at least checking nearby junkyards just in case.

I think regular 184 has regular tilt vs the alltrac have memory tilt with the 184 is on the blinker and 185 under the wiper by the bottom cover


I'm not sure what you mean by regular tilt vs memory tilt, in my 184 when you take the key out the wheel pops up and out of the way the same as my 185. I'll try to remember to take a picture of my 184 today, and I'll check the two that just popped up at the local wreckers in a few weeks.

Re: Wtb steering column cover

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:56 am
by alltracshoak
Do check.. I'll compensate for your time and the cost and shipping ship to ca