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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2008, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Column Swap

Looking to swap my standard steering column in my cj5 to a tilt column, are there any out there that are fairly simple to install with out spending a fortune for a custom one.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-25-2008, 08:27 PM
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quadratec or 4wd

quadratec has one for abot 315 with tilt
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-26-2008, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Are there any other makes or models

Are there any other makes or models that I may get at a salvage yard. I'm trying to get by cheap because I have alot of work to do on my jeep.
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-26-2008, 10:07 AM
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i have heard that cars like 70's forebirds and cameros have a similar column try s search for GM a body column. if you are up to a challenge i just put a tilit column out of a 72 AMC eagle ($20 Ebay) into my 77 cj5. only thing i had to change was i had to cut the output shart a bit and then i pinned it to my stock steering shaft.
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info

I'm still looking on ebay for the one thats priced right, if anyone else has done this plese reply.
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 06:52 AM
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Go to www.ididit.com. They make a steering column that looks sweet and is priced right. I am about to do the same thing.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 06:58 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...235318979&rd=1

Will sell you a restored column for $265. I spoke to him on the phone and just sent him my tilt column for a rebuild. I got my column on Ebay for $65. He said to rebuild will be between $90 and $130. He does not have any auctions listed right now but drop him an email.
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 01:00 PM
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I'm in the process of doing the same thing, ang ideals on what length column to buy
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 05:54 PM
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I also am doing the same thing to my '75 right now. I've heard the camaros and firebirds mentioned before too but whats wrong with staying Jeep? I'm trying to fit a tilt column from a '79 CJ into mine complete with Jeep logo steering wheel and so far the only problem I see is I may have to cut an inch out of the steering shaft and weld back together. Anybody done the same swap and what problems have you encountered?

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-28-2008, 06:16 PM
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I have a steering column in my attic from a 69 Chevelle and a 72 Chevelle. If someone waht to take measurements of their CJ column, we can compare to see if a GM A-Body column will fit. (Which I believe they will.) As for keeping it all Jeep, the columns were not made by Jeep or GM I'd bet as they are all the same down to the wiring harnesses. They were probably mass produced by a second party supplier.
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post #11 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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found one

I found one out of a 1975 camero for 100 bucks, I'm going to give it a try in a couple weeks I will let you guys know how it went.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 08:12 PM
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HA! This is the exact swap I want to do on mine...blows my mind how expensive they are! I started looking figuring I would find it for $100, boy was I wrong!! Still looking and hoping though.

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post #13 of 14 Old 05-30-2008, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Keep Looking

Keep looking on ebay , do a search for steering columns and you should be able to find on for a fire bird or camero fairly cheap with a buy it now option.
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-12-2008, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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completed swap

Just completed my column swap, all I had to do was to cut 1 1/4" off the old column and add to the column I got out of a 1975 camaro it was a direct bolt up.
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