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Unknown Steering Conversion

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Simplegreen21, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Jan 7, 2019
    47v6

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    I used the speedway column you linked.I like it a lot, but dose people complain about the slight play in the splines that makes the steering wheel wobble a very slight bit. Doesn't bother me at all.
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  2. Jan 7, 2019
    tarry99

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    You well have a hard time getting a non-tilt column to get your steering wheel in that position without changing everything from there to the steering gear...........right now your floor has the parts that an intermediate would have except it would be mounted higher as well as going through your dash much higher as I showed in Pic.#13............Since it's kinda of gobbled up at both ends ( column to steering gear) I think you need to start over and figure out which end you want to start from???............If you start at the column.......you'll more than likely have to re-route everything as it passes through the dash , floor / firewall....to accommodate u-joint angles although without being there it's really hard to tell..........but I still think your going to have to pick a starting point and if comfort at the steering wheel is most important then start there..........while always looking downstream towards the steering gear to where the other parts need to fit..........no easy solution..If a new column is what you want I think 30" is about normal.........as far as that old Bus style Jeep steering wheel is concerned.........I think the size or spline on those is different than the replacement columns so it may require an adapter........check it out!
     
  3. Jan 7, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    If you want the stock type steering wheel, I think you need to use one of the stock columns....I don't think it will fit any of the aftermarket columns (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    tarry99

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    Yep , I think the size or spline on those is different than the later replacement columns so it may require an adapter........
     
  5. Jan 9, 2019
    Simplegreen21

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and help guys! I will do some digging for parts!
     
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    tarry99

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    You may already have some or most of the parts , that you need. There just not in the right locations to get you where you want to go with the steering wheel...........your dash or a different dash can be modified to move the column up like AMC did after 1972...........if your looking at trying to keep it stock looking inside and want to mount a column be it a old factory type or a no-frills after market column it needs to be 1.75" diameter to set in the standard old dash bracket (flaming river did a no-frills one for me a while back)..............but again that gets you back to stock looking but if you have comfort issues with the steering wheel hitting your knees or stomach........the only way to fix that is by moving the seat back ( wheel well notch ) or do a tilt column or combination of both....that will pretty much fix your dash and comfort issues........but the other parts downstream under the hood beyond the firewall to the steering gear will also have to be addressed.
     

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