Beware if building the GT Forte that the dashboards supplied by them are different to others. The GT Forte dash is wider and the steering column is in a (slightly) different location. Enough so that if you say bought a Southern GT dash it wouldn't fit properly.I’m going to use a corsa c column on the gt forte is about to start building. How did you lock of the adjustable height and what did you do to extend the shaft to the steering wheel. Cheers in advance Phil
If you have bought a chassis then I'd go with their dash (I don't know if anyone elses dash is the same size).
If you bought the kit where you weld up the chassis then buy the dash *first* before finalising the column location.
Anyway, I used a Suzuki Wagon R / Agila A column on mine, it's smaller & lighter than the Corsa plus it has a magnetic clutch on it so that if you don't want assistance you're not dragging the motor round. It's also a perfect length to fit without *any* modification to the column (it means I can use the steering lock which will help for IVA).
Downside is that the steering column spline is rare (both ends) however you *can* get them.
I used a Borgeson 014925 UJ (purchased from the US) which converts the 11/16-36 to 3/4-DD along with a 9/16-36 to 3/4-DD which means I'm not messing with any welding of the column. Just need some flats milling/grinding on a 3/4" bar.
For the wheel I will use the original wheel for IVA. At a later date I can then use an adaptor to put a different wheel on.