|11-03-2009, 10:37 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Member # 106145
Location: Deer Park, By God Texas
CJ/YJ/Cherokee tech, tilt steering column
I do not know if this has been posted before so I will give it hell, and let it get ripped apart.
On my tin chicken build, I am piecing together a CJ from two different bodies and minimal other ancillary parts.
In the process I have decided I wanted to run a tilt column. I have searched the junk yards and pick n pulls for a tilt column but wasn't having much luck finding one that would bolt directly in.
Last week I finally settled on a column out of a YJ even though it wasn't tilt column.
After I had pulled it I walked around and found a mid 90's model Cherokee in great shape with a tilt column.
For shits and giggles I decided to pull the cherokee column and compare the two of them.
After pulling the cherokee column and comparing it to the YJ column, I have determined if you grind off the bell mount on the cherokee colmn where it meets the firewall, and swap the upper bracket from the where it mounts to the pedal assembly, you can have a tilt column.
I swapped out the column brackets at pick -n- pull
I took the cherokee column home, ground off the bell mount, and it bolted right into my pedal assmbly, and using the original CJ firewall mount it is a perfect fit.
Grand total, 63.00 and an hours worth of time.
I could have spent 125.00 on a CJ tilt column, but I'm a cheap fucker.
I used to be a lifeguard, till some blue kid got me fired..
Last edited by anatram; 11-03-2009 at 10:39 AM. Reason: spelling title
|11-03-2009, 08:04 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2006
Member # 72951
Location: in a van down by the river
80's model chevy truck columns are pretty much the same as the cj's except a little longer(4" if I can remember). The turn signal switches are the same too. Just so ya know.
76 CJ-7... mostly chevy parts