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cj5 power steering conversion...???

is it possible to convert the manual steering of my 67 cj5 to power steering? it has a dauntless V6 and dana 27 front axle. Will a later model cj5 power steering equipment bolt on to mine? is there a kit I can buy out there? any info will help, thanks

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is it possible to convert the manual steering of my 67 cj5 to power steering? it has a dauntless V6 and dana 27 front axle. Will a later model cj5 power steering equipment bolt on to mine? is there a kit I can buy out there? any info will help, thanks
If you were to find a later Buick-powered V6 Jeep with power steering, that's what you would want (like a Jeepster or Commando, etc). Otherwise, PS systems from Buick passenger casrs that used the 225 (prior to Jeep) or 231 will fit your motor, so you can hit the junkyards for a later-70's to mid-80's Buick and probably score a bunch of useful stuff, such as a HEI distributor as well.

Below is a picture of a 225 bolted into a 1966 CJ-5 chassis, but that motor is actually from a 1964 Buick passenger car (same engine that became an option for CJ's in 1966 anyway). That's representative of what you are looking for if you find yourself dealing with the older stuff.


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Nothing is going to be a bolt on. Your '67 has Ross steering with the steering box below the firewall and the goofy bellcrank setup if it's stock.

Converting to power will also require converting to a Saginaw box which will mount in front of the front crossmember. Welding is required as is modification of the steering linkage connecting the box to the knuckles.
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Nothing is going to be a bolt on. Your '67 has Ross steering with the steering box below the firewall and the goofy bellcrank setup if it's stock.

Converting to power will also require converting to a Saginaw box which will mount in front of the front crossmember. Welding is required as is modification of the steering linkage connecting the box to the knuckles.
Good point about the box. I was focused on the motor half. The motor parts will be a bolt-on, though.

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