I started out this morning with a simple project, or so I thought. I just bought a 79 Series 2 FHC on Saturday and I noticed the the steering wheel was tilted towards the drivers door. I planned on loosening the two bolts that hold it under the dash and straightening it out. However, what I found out was the the ignition switch metal bracket attached to the right side of the steering column was already tight up against the aftermarket AC and the left side of the AC unit was not level with the rest of the unit because of how tight it was up against the ignition. See Pic below
Additionally the PO butchered the panel by drilling another hole for a momentary switch to replace the horn button on the turn signal because apparently it stopped working. Here is a pic of the switch panel now.
My automotive OCD will not allow this to continue, so I pulled the ignition switch panel, removed the horn button, ordered a new turn signal, yes I tried taking the horn button apart and servicing it to no avail. I will chase down the wiring and undo the ridiculous button in favor of a new turn signal/horn box.
But I have been unable to find a part number or part to replace this panel to hold the ignition.
This is a pic of the steering column and metal bracket that held the ignition panel, there is a ground wire attached there temporarily as I was chasing the wiring for the horn button. The control section of the aftermarket AC unit is on the left, now leveled since the ignition panel has been removed, you can see the ignition barrel hanging in this pic.
What I would like to find is this panel.
But I can’t find a part number for it either. Any/all assistance will be appreciated.