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post #16 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Surfer glad it worked but the G glue might not hold long . My brother suggested maybe trying to slid a thin metal shim between the two . And your buddies deciding not to , if i had a shop i wouldn't do it either for liabilty reasons . But hell of a lot easier and cheaper than new steering shaft .


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post #17 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 08:20 AM
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when i had a 68 mustang there was lots of discussions about the earlier "stab-omatic" steering column ... but to my knowlege nobody had a first or second person account where the driver got skewered by the steering column in a crash

it was always "my friends uncles brother-in-law's grandfathers boss knew a lady who's daughter got killed....."

kind of like the old seatbelt threads about being "thrown clear" of a wreck that would've killed them had they been belted in.... yeah okay....

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post #18 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 10:42 AM
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Prob gona do this tonight
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post #19 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 AM
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Surfer glad it worked but the G glue might not hold long . My brother suggested maybe trying to slid a thin metal shim between the two . And your buddies deciding not to , if i had a shop i wouldn't do it either for liabilty reasons . But hell of a lot easier and cheaper than new steering shaft .
I hope not! I put the glue thick on one side lol if it fails ill definitely try the shim idea, or just wait till I visit tx next time and have one of my other friends tac it up, crazy too all these years ago I had a wj with whole new steering setup and that slack was always there...Genius fab sir!

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Do it! I Swear this ghetto fab mod made all the difference, Also adjust the slack in your steering box too but not too tight or the wheel won't return back to center on its own

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post #22 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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I hope not! I put the glue thick on one side lol if it fails ill definitely try the shim idea, or just wait till I visit tx next time and have one of my other friends tac it up, crazy too all these years ago I had a wj with whole new steering setup and that slack was always there...Genius fab sir!
I want you all to know I found this idea in a thread on here , wish i could remember who's thread it was to give them credit for it but have read so many lately on here don't know where it was .

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post #23 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 05:03 PM
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AWSOME thread would like to see a picture of it done tho but will be doing this
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post #24 of 32 Old 11-07-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a pic of the tack weld I put on mine .
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post #25 of 32 Old 11-08-2012, 10:32 AM
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Thanks! I have been tracking down my wandering issues for a while... I was about to buy a RED HEAD steering gear but I might try this first. What do you guys think of some JB-Weld?

BTW, When I worked in a Benz I shop, I saw a guy who JB-Welded a crack in his engine block, LOL.

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post #26 of 32 Old 11-08-2012, 10:50 AM
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Haha I was just going to ask about good old JB too!!
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post #27 of 32 Old 11-08-2012, 11:17 AM
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Epoxy putty a good idea also? Did you guys put it just on one face of the square part or all around?

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post #28 of 32 Old 11-08-2012, 11:20 AM
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Do this many people really have this "dead spot" in their steering? I have 177k on my original box and have never felt a dead spot. Or are people just doing this cause its a cheap and easy mod?
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post #29 of 32 Old 11-08-2012, 12:30 PM
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My WJ's steering wheel moves quite a bit before the Jeep turns slightly. The wheel also doesn't come back to centered after a turn, but it's been that way since I bought it.

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post #30 of 32 Old 11-09-2012, 01:04 AM
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Did this today it better buy think I need ball joints to fix it the rest away' or is it something else
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