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post #1 of 5 Old 11-21-2002, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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I have an 84 CJ7 w/ power steering. The previous owner "adjusted" the box incorrectly (read broken). A friend gave me his manual steering box, pitman arm and shaft coupler (from a 77 CJ5) to bolt on while I rebuild my unit.

Does anyone know if this is an easy bolt on procedure? I am worried about the difference in years meaning that the pitman arm won't work with my setup, or that the box has different mounts. Any advice would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-21-2002, 11:33 AM
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I think the box should physically bolt up to the frame. Not sure on the coupler to the steering shaft though and I believe the tie rod hole in the manual pitman arm is a different size (I could be wrong on that as I haven't messed with a manual box in a long time). Even if it is different, you could probably just pick up the correct tie rod end for it. Are you doing the rebuild yourself or are you sending it out? Because I know the saginaw boxes have a lot of intricate parts and torque specs and aren't usually a do-it-at-home type of rebuild. Might be a good time to pick up one of those AGR boxes

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Honestly, I may end up keeping the "armstrong" manual box. There are a lot of things I would like to buy for the Jeep, and very limited funds.

I like the thought on the tie rod end. I think I will do this if it doesn't fit.

My friend thought that the mounting locations on the frame wouldn't line up. Any idea where I can find this out?
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-21-2002, 12:58 PM
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Mine had a manual box on it and the power box bolted right up so I don't think you'll have a problem doing the opposite. I saw a Power Steering setup on eBay (pump, bracket, and box). It was still under $200. You could also hunt down a steering box out of a GM "Big" car. I got my box off of an 85 wagon and it works real well.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-21-2002, 03:25 PM
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we put a camero box on a friends that came with manual. a 80s camero, firebird and full size chevys will bolt right in. the firebird and camero will give you quick ratio. thats what i have on my 55 and love it.

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