|The steering column was installed into the mounting flange first. This was done with the panel in place on the floor. It fits snug and required a bit of twisting to make it slide in easier. Once it was in I realized I'd forgotten the lower clamp and 2 bolts for the column drop outside the car. I slowly let go of the panel and guess what? It held the column and steering wheel in place without the use of a column drop! I didn't want to risk cracking it so I took the whole panel out and set it up like this while I got the column drop pieces.