Thanks for the advice . I have the column hanging down now and have started to cut the ignition (black) housing cover off -I tried all the other hints I could find on the forum with no luck . I have covered the car up for the night because I can not get my windows up ! That is one of the nice things about my 88 300TE
european car - you do not need a key or the ignition on to raise the electric windows. Well I will continue to grind away tomorrow .
The car is going to be a part time track car so I am going to make the steering lock inoperable after I remove it. Thanks
again for taking the time to reply