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Steering Column Dash Mount Help

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Play Dead, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. Nov 18, 2021
    Play Dead

    Play Dead New Member

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    I have a 71 cj5 that I am converting to Saginaw power steering. My most recent issue is figuring out how to mount my 2” diameter flaming river column to the dash. The column will need to move ~ 3” up from its stock location in order for clearance around exhaust, u-joint angles and room in the lap. I don’t mind cutting the original dash as bubba has put so many holes it should really be replaced or a skin laid over. The column was free to me and I’d really like to use it as I have already bought the wiring harness and gm style connections for blinkers, ignition etc. Any ideas or photos would be greatly appreciated. I have used this sites search feature as well as 3 other search engines with no luck.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2021
    Play Dead

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    Jeep has 11” drums at 4 corners and a slick clutch linkage (the only good thing bubba did) I have made a throttle linkage and pedal so hanging pedals isn’t something I’d like to tackle just yet.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2021
    EDDY ARNOLD

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    Look up cayenne saginaw conversion nov 2019 good write up and pics.
    Just completing mine and left stock dash mount location
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2021
    Steve's 70-5

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    When I put my Flaming River column in, I used the original Jeep clamp at the bottom of the dash
     
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  5. Nov 23, 2021
    BadGoat

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    If you need to move it up, look at picking up or duplicating a later dash. They are already set up for the column going through the dash instead of under it like the early CJ5s.
     
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  6. Nov 24, 2021
    colojeepguy

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    Those also use a large metal flange to mount it to the dash, which is welded to the steering column.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2021
    Keys5a

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    What the two above posts suggest, find an intermediate ('72-'75) dash and copy the horseshoe collar on the column.
    -Donny
     
  8. Nov 24, 2021
    Twin2

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    my buddy used the column and mount from a postal jeep
    modified dash to fit
    CAM00525.jpg
     
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