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04-14-2020 02:11 PM
weapon https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-1995-J....c100667.m2042

Found this on ebay. Any one used this for their column?
04-05-2020 11:02 AM
weapon
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Originally Posted by turbogus View Post
I remember when I got my shorty GM tilt column from a self professed 'expert' on EBay and it was missing parts. Luckily between my old column and the new one I was able to complete the dingus.
yep. Started to break it down a bit and noticed some items that need to be replaced. Like the stupid plastic wiring harness due to the turn signal breaking its mounting position.
04-03-2020 02:58 PM
turbogus I remember when I got my shorty GM tilt column from a self professed 'expert' on EBay and it was missing parts. Luckily between my old column and the new one I was able to complete the dingus.
04-03-2020 12:22 PM
weapon
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Originally Posted by OrangeCJ-5 View Post
Not to ask a dumb question but what is wrong with those parts on your old column that you cannot reuse them?
The original column that I took out of the jeep was really sloppy. Some of the race bearings had fallen out and it is a mess with wear. I am going to break it all down have it powder coated then reassemble. The one I just purchased will replace it, until I can get the original back in.

Besides I kinda like having 2 of everything with my jeep so that I can just swap parts and work on the broken stuff at my leisure. Not have it break and then needing to scramble to buy and fix. If at some point a part needs to come off, it gets removed, cleaned, sand blasted and then powder coated. For example all the metal parts on the interior have already been powder coated (seat risers, rear seat brackets, under dash bracketry, gas-clutch-brake pedals, tuffy center console etc.)

So with all that said:

The lower tilt shroud on my 2nd column is cracked and a good size piece is missing. For it to become a finished look, I need to replace that part.

My original Laredo tilt lever came up missing. I have a replacement that did not come with the column but I am trying to put my jeep back together as close to OEM (with choice updates) as possible.
03-31-2020 06:56 PM
StoneTower Ok...I think that is reasonable from the statement. It could also be that he does not want to tear the old one out until the new one is ready to go back in. I am still betting on my original statement.
03-31-2020 05:22 PM
OrangeCJ-5
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I am guessing that the old column is not a tilt colum so it does not have a tilt lever or a tilt skirt on the bottom. Just guessing.
From the statement below I inferred that the current column is a tilt but worn out.
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I scored a lightly-used oem tilt cj tilt column (photo attached) last week to replace my worn-out needs-a-full-rebuild one in my CJ7.
03-31-2020 11:47 AM
StoneTower I am guessing that the old column is not a tilt colum so it does not have a tilt lever or a tilt skirt on the bottom. Just guessing.

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Not to ask a dumb question but what is wrong with those parts on your old column that you cannot reuse them?
03-31-2020 10:22 AM
OrangeCJ-5 Not to ask a dumb question but what is wrong with those parts on your old column that you cannot reuse them?
03-31-2020 09:15 AM
commadore64
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Well, I got laid off and have ton of time to wrench (alone) due to the coronavirus. So I plan on being way more active again.
Sorry to hear about you getting laid off... that's gotta suck. Hope it won't be for long.
03-31-2020 02:57 AM
StoneTower I had the geared rack that drives the switch rod break in my 1985 CJ7 tilt column a few years back. It was an $8 "Help" part at the local auto parts store. It was not fun to put in but it was not too hard.

I took one apart twice for a friend back in late 1980's where the 3 torx head bolts came loose. The second time, I used Red Loctite and it solved the problem for good. It you have to take one apart, buy or rent the little tool that pulls the tilt pins on the sides of the column. I have taken several columns apart using a screw and a socket and a stack of washers. I got one pin out this way on my 1985 but the other pin would not budge and it turned into a 4 hour ordeal with many broken screws and lots of colorful language. I purchase the $10 tool and had the pin pulled in 5 minutes. They are very good columns.
03-30-2020 11:26 PM
Cutlass327 You'll never get it right - it is junk and will require thousands of dollars in time and parts.. I'll PM you my address to get rid f it for you...



Honestly, only issues I have seen personally with them is the 3 torx head bolts coming loose and the top flops around. I have heard of sector gear issues, but never seen it in mine.
03-30-2020 09:12 AM
MrPeter63 Well nobody said it was gonna be cheap lol. They are basically restoration parts, in a highly over priced market. Have you tried "Classic industries", "Year one" and other GM resto parts sites. Here Year one, $24 bucks for a tilt lever... https://www.yearone.com/Product/1967-81-camaro/0h4470 Or hit the junk yard, like i said, they were in everything GM and others, into the 2000's, hell they probly still use them today on anything with forward steer. Just about anything late 80's and up has tilt steer on it. Cherokees, YJ's, probly some TJ's, Wagoners, Comanches, I think Durangos used them. Just because they look a little different on newer vehicles, chances are that lower shroud is gonna be the same. The column for the most part hasn't changed at all, they just added plastic pieces to the outside..
03-29-2020 10:34 PM
StoneTower As said above, the tilt lever is just a threaded rod with a knob on the end. You could use a long bolt with the correct thread as a temporary lever until you find what you want at a good price. I am sure there are clapped out old columns that are around that would have a lever in serviceable condition.

I do not know what you will do for a lower tilt shroud. You should be able to install the column until you find one and then install it later. May call a place that repairs columns and see if they have what you need at a reasonable price. Both of the parts you are after are not wear parts so I am sure there are plenty of the m around from otherwise unusable columns.

Good luck.
03-29-2020 10:04 PM
weapon
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Originally Posted by turbogus View Post
I'm glad that folks are still active on this forum. I was a post fiend when I was fixing Black Betty a few years ago.
Well, I got laid off and have ton of time to wrench (alone) due to the coronavirus. So I plan on being way more active again.
03-29-2020 10:01 PM
weapon
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Originally Posted by StoneTower View Post
If only it were that easy. None of the parts I am looking for are available for a legitimate price on that site. Hence why i asked this group who stores away every little nut and bolt like it was gold (same as I do). This is one of the last best places to find items at reasonable prices.

https://www.steeringcolumnservices.c...nual-trans.php I paid less for the near nos complete column than they are asking for this part. And another seller on FB wanted $100 for the lever alone.
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