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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Steering column options for Commando

As I continue my search for a Commando, I'm interested to know if tilt wheel was an option and/or what steering columns fit a Commando.


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 AM
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Just responding because you have not gotten a better response ...

If it's a pre-71, I believe your only option is the factory column with the Ross steering. If you convert to Saginaw steering (just like a CJ), then you can pick either a GM column from a Jeep or GM car, or use a hot rod column from Ididit or Flaming River.

I think the 72-73 bullnose has a GM column similar to the '76 and later CJs, but my memory is not so clear on that. So it could have had the tilt option, but I doubt it. I drove a loaded '72 convertible occasionally back in the day, and I don't remember tilting the wheel.

IMO this should be a very low priority issue ... if there were tilt column Commandos built, you almost certainly won't find enough examples so you can pick and choose between them. When you find a suitable vehicle, you can decide whether it's worthwhile to modify the vehicle and have a tilt column.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-08-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I believe I have found the vehicle, it's a'71 roadster with manual steering, manual choke and straight column. All of which would be upgraded. I believe it has saginaw steering which will make upgrade options easier.

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1987 Maroon YJ (sideways build)
1996 Forest Green XJ

The "sideways" build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...hread-2164793/
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-09-2013, 10:38 AM
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Very easy mod. I had a 46 Willys CJ-2A that I had installed Saginaw steering and a tilt column out of a Chevy Vega.

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