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Old 06-01-2022, 02:55 PM
JSharpe JSharpe is offline
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Needle in a hay stack - manual trans tilt column

Hey guys, I am probably looking for the impossible, but thought I'd try anyway. I am looking for a manual trans tilt column from a later model J truck or Cherokee that has tilt AND high beams/wiper control on the turn signal stalk. Cruise control on the stalk is a bonus. Let me know what you might have. I know there are some donor vehicles that can be used and I tried this but the column I got ended up being junk. Figured if I have to find another column I'd start with looking for one that bolts right in. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2022, 02:26 AM
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Some have used a steering column from a jeep CJ series.
I did it that way on my j4000 and working okay.
It's not a straight bolt in because of the lower section that goes through the firewall.
It's not a big job to get it fit , but there is some work involved.
Also for the steering shaft and coupler ,I did slide a old and a new style together to get things connected and at the correct length.
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Old 06-03-2022, 10:09 AM
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Folks have used the later Cherokee (XJ?) columns. There've been posts about it so do some searching or start a thread.
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Old 06-10-2022, 10:48 PM
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I used the XJ column in a 88 wagoneer. The column is a little shorter, but I cant recall how much. It helped with getting in and out of the drivers seat. All XJ's are floor shift, so automatic is fine. There is a cable that runs to the shifter that locks the wheel. It was pretty easy to bypass.

The bracket that mounts to the firewall has to be changed over (easy) and if memory serves, a intermediate shaft from a YJ wrangler was perfect to meet the power steering gear, even got rid of the rag joint.
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