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WTB Ross Steering Box

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by 62CheepJeep, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Jan 29, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    If anyone has a free or cheap Ross Steering box lying around after they completed their Saginaw Swap. I sure could use one for my 62 CJ5. Mine has a stem hanging out of the bottom of it. It looks like a valve from an engine head, seriously. Lol. It was like that when I bought the Jeep. Obviously my Jeep is not roadworthy yet.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2019
    TIm E

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    That is likely the horn wire tube. Fairly easy to rebuild a Ross box if you want to go that route.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    I watched the video Metal Shaper has on YouTube. It’s definitely a possibility, but am nervous about the build quality of new replacement parts.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    TIm E

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    Yes, several threads on poor quality sector shafts. You might open yours up and see how it looks. If the sector studs aren't too badly worn, they can be removed and rotated 90 degrees, good as new. I might be able to help you with that if you dont have a press and welder. There is a guy on ebay selling good quality reproduction parts now too. This may also help. Maury is also a member here (mauryhurt)...

    Rebuilding the Jeep Ross TL Cam and Lever Steering Gear
     
  5. Jan 29, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    Thanks Tim E, I do have a welder but no press. I will read this, probably a couple times. Lol
     
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    TIm E

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    Here is a link to my build thread regarding the sector studs. Once you grind the rivet head off the back of the sector studs, you can likely drive them out with a hammer and punch. After rotating them and driving them back in, you will need to weld them from the back so they stay put.

    Tim E's 68 Cj5 Build
     
  7. Jan 30, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Thank you kind Sir. Very much appreciated.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2019
    Bowbender

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    Years ago, I rotated the studs in the steering box of my old pickup. Tightened things up pretty good and didn't cost much (I didn't have any money then).
     
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