Removing the Dash Mounted Ignition Switch -1975 CJ-5
I recently purchased a 1975 CJ-5 that only has 58K miles,but has spent its life as a farm jeep. The engine runs fine and the running gear is in okay shape. However, there are numerous little issues with this Jeep. The biggest issue is the ignition switch is mounted in the dash and turns in the dash. I am looking to remove the key switch to figure out how to keep it from turning when I try to start the Jeep. There is a collar that reads Starter on the dash side of the keyswitch and a large spring on the firewall side that seems to be designed to hold the switch in place. How do I remove the switch to fabricate something to keep the switch from turning. I tried the compress the spring and turn the collar Counter-Clockwise method suggested in a post after a google search. Any Ideas?