Thank you for the suggestion. I have a good lower column bearing in there...it took a while to find a good one. I can see the loose movement of the u-joint block when I turn opposite ends of the steering shaft.
On another note, I have seen a very similar tilt column in late 70's full size cars such as Ranchero, Lincoln, LTD, etc. I have never seen one of those cars have the loose sloppy column problem that truck tilt columns have. That is probably because the driver didn't use the steering wheel as a handle to get in the car. In the car the driver would just slide on in, lower onto the seat. The reason I ask this is I am wondering if those columns use the same part that wears/breaks over time and that is obsolete and no longer available, what is it part # 38661? If that part is the same, there is a solution for worn, broken Bronco/truck columns.
Another thing to look at on the car columns is how long are they. If close or the same length, just adapt it into the Bronco, truck????
Anyone tried this already?