If I remember correctly there are straps that hold the bars together in the down position. Maybe get a 1 pint can of paint and just pour some down in there, or improvise something to get some paint in there or maybe spray a lot of white lithium grease in there and let it run down the tube. There is this stuff called FLUID FILM, that comes in an aerosol can, that stays on a while.
1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.