Well, why not?
The rust in the drivers kick board and firewall extended up to just below the steering column hole. I needed more room to work so I decided to remove the steering column tube. Whilst doing this I found a possible reason the horn didn’t work. Loose screws and connectors in the turn signal assembly!
The wheel was removed and then the steering shaft nut. Then the Grant horn plates & adapter hub before cutting (and labelling) all the wiring from the column. After removing the U bracket (holding the shaft to the bottom of the console) I was able to slide the entire tube up and out.