Unfortunately my friend who can weld really well had something come up so we couldn't get as much done during my weekend home as i intended. i still got the steering wheel adapter on and i actually got the turn signals to work. i blew the fusible link and 4 30 amp fuses trying to figure out where a short was in the wiring system. It turns out that i found an incorrect diagram when i was making the wiring adapter for the gm style plugs on my aftermarket column. The diagram said a battery terminal was a ground terminal so i ended up with a battery lead connected directly to ground. i would have bought a factory column but this was cheaper and i really need the tilt column since i'm tall. thanks for all the help you guys have given me with the wiring recently, ill hopefully be driving it with lights and a windshield when i'm home for Easter next week.