Hello all. I am fairly new to the world of Fords, and recently fell in love with and bought a '64 Galaxie 500 fastback. So far I've been neck deep in almost every moving part on this car, and I finally ran into one that you guys haven't addressed all that well. (I have already used this site to resolve more issues than I care to discuss) Anyway, the steering column was loose in the car when I got it. Unfortunately, I didn't pay enough attention and the outside tube of the steering column slid down and interfered with the rag joint. I pulled the steering column back up into its correct position, but I had already destroyed a plastic ring that was inserted in the end of the column. What is that ring's purpose? and Where might I be able to find a replacement for it and anything else that might have been damaged? Thanks in advance.