1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Tilt Columns

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by goodolboy71, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010
    goodolboy71

    goodolboy71 Member

    SC
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    51
    When we did most of the work on our CJ5 back in the mid to late 90's we added power steering from a CJ7 and a non tilt column. As a pretty good sized fella( and I don't mean just tall) does anyone here think it would be worth it to go from a regular non-tilt to a tilt just for the comfort. From my standpoint it seems like it would be a pretty easy swap, I am just curious if it is actually gonna be a noticeable difference room wise to justify the cost. Anyone done this?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2010
    hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk Sponsor

    Dallas, TX
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,699
    Yes, the tilt column makes a lot of difference. Speaking from one fluffy guy to another.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2010
    Mike S

    Mike S Sponsor

    Cameron Park Ca.
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    811
    My column both tilts, and extend/retracts.

    Out of an old Caddy.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2010
    mdbeck1

    mdbeck1 55 Willys CJ5

    Oklahoma
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    205
    You wouldn't happen to remember what year model would you???

    Was it a direct bolt up or did you have to modify a bunch of stuff?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010
    Daryl

    Daryl Sponsor

    Bonney Lake, WA
    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,799
    36" Caddy tilt/telescopic from 73 to about 84 work really well. A lot of em are goofy cream or green colors so you will probably need to paint it. Very nice alteration.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010
    mdbeck1

    mdbeck1 55 Willys CJ5

    Oklahoma
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    205
    This may have just went on the "possible modifications" to the jeep. The wife even likes the idea....
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power 2019 Sponsor

    Bozeman, MT
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,602
    Olds probably used to same ones as the caddy's-another source. A buddy of mine put one in his Willys wagon. Not cream or green, just a nice baby blue (yeh-needs paint).
     
  8. Feb 20, 2010
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

    Minden, Nevada
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2003
    Messages:
    4,483

Share This Page

New Posts