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1973 Power Steering Conversion

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Charles Evans, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Jun 1, 2017
    Charles Evans

    Charles Evans New Member

    Mississippi
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    I have a 1973 Jeep Commando with the 304 v8 in it. I have bought a reman power steering gear box, power steering pump and the high pressure line for it. I also paid an arm and a leg for the power steering pump mounts. The question I have, will the power steering gear box be a direct fit for the manual steering gear (ie. input and output shafts). Thanks for any info
     
  2. Jun 1, 2017
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Yes. The manual box may use 3 bolt mounting; the p/s unit may be 4 bolt mounting.
    But it will bolt up.
    But you will need a new pitman arm.
    Different sizes between manual and power.
    Length is the same.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2017
    jackdog

    jackdog Member

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    I think the intermediate shafts are different also.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2017
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Oops...only the bell coupler. Different shaft diam/spline size at the box.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2017
    oldtime

    oldtime oldtime

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    Commando bracket
    [​IMG]


    Intermediate bracket
    [​IMG]

    Commando designed for power box / Intermediate designed for manual box
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2017
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    Then there is this one, I am not sure what the original Jeep application was.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I ended up using one like the first one shown in Ken's (Oldtime) pictures on my 1970 J/C
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 17, 2017
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd Sponsor

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    Looks like a Wagoneer bracket ... '74 J10/J20/Wagoneer ... maybe earlier too.

    Yes ... all '70s J-truck/Wagoneer with 258/304/360. may be essentially the same as the earlier part, but not that part number. That PN starts with the AMC engines.
     
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