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post #1 of 11 Old 09-19-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Choosing a steering column for a '79 CJ5

Hi again, Folks.

Please forgive the many questions.

I need a steering column that is short and tilts. I'm a big guy in a little Jeep and need the room. I would like to pull one from a junkyard as funds are running low. Original column is trashed. I need to go from the steering box up. What do you recommend?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-19-2008, 11:07 PM
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I put a tilt column from a 80's Waggy (SJ, Grand Wagoneer) in my 76 CJ-7. Only problem that might interfere with your situation is it sticks out about 1" farther than the stock column due to the tilt mechanism. Other than that it was a direct bolt in.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 12:35 AM
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The Jeep Tilt& Std Colums are GM Parts. So you can look for a GM Truck or CAr with tillt for the mid late 1980's and everthing should work out well. If you need parts they area avail at the Jeep or GM dealer. The GM Dealer or Auto Parts store have good avail and resonable priced.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 12:48 AM
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The Jeep Tilt& Std Colums are GM Parts. So you can look for a GM Truck or CAr with tillt for the mid late 1980's and everthing should work out well. If you need parts they area avail at the Jeep or GM dealer. The GM Dealer or Auto Parts store have good avail and resonable priced.
Yep. I'd start looking for S-10 columns. Been there before.
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Good advice... thanks, All

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 02:41 PM
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I'm putting XJ tilt column in my '71 CJ, about $30-$50 at a bone yard, also my son moved my rear axel back 4" along with the side wheel wells and wheel tubs. I'm not the smallest person, but I've got plenty of room now, love it!
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 03:37 PM
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I wanted a new one and bought it here

http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/j...epcolnew.shtml
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm putting XJ tilt column in my '71 CJ, about $30-$50 at a bone yard, also my son moved my rear axel back 4" along with the side wheel wells and wheel tubs. I'm not the smallest person, but I've got plenty of room now, love it!
Please explain further what you did. You lengthened your CJ5??

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-14-2009, 01:10 PM
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Skerr what did you ever end up doing? I have the same problem and I am looking for a solution.

Thanks
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-14-2009, 03:08 PM
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rebuild, repair, relube your old one. That is what I did.

Here is a good way to new life into your old steering columb.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ti...ebuild-564821/

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-14-2009, 03:50 PM
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What column should I get from the local junkyard to swap in my 69 CJ5? No jeeps but he has a ton of GM trucks and cars.

95 xj bone stock for now
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