I spent a good portion of the day disassembling the steering column from the steering wheel right on down to the steering box. It’s a task I will frankly say I underestimated. I’ll
post more about the complete job tomorrow, but for now, here’s what’s left of the coupling that is supposed to connect the steering wheel to the road.
This still has the original rivets, so it is likely the unit that came with the car, some 46 years ago. Still pretty glad this didn’t fail when the car was at speed.