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Old 11-04-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hello,

I would like some help on doing a conversion from manual to power steering on my 1967 CJ5. I'd like to know what Jeep I can use for the swap. Any and all help is appreciated.

 

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Old 11-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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When I converted my 73 cj5, I bought a used box at a swap meet. It is basically a saginaw box, but came from a jeep. I also picked up a power steering pump from an AMC V8 to fit my motor and then purchased the factory lines to connect the pump. I think I also had to put an adapter or fitting onto the steering shaft.

You may want to contact partsmike.com for specific applications for your cj. He is a real nice guy down in Northern California with the right info and often carries many of these parts for a good price. I have dealt with him on several items over the years.

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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your 73 came with a saginaw box originally for power steering. His Jeep should have a Ross steering system, which requires fabrication work to install power steering.
To the PO, How much fabrication work are you willing to do? I am unaware of any bolt-on applications to install PS on a Ross-equipped Cj.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #4
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How much fabrication are we talking about it might be way out of my league. But I'll do what I can, this is my first jeep and really looking forward to getting it on the road.

 

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Old 11-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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Might want to try Herms setup, i have and it works great.
Bolt on with one hole drilled into the frame.
Herm The Overdrive Guy
I have pic if needed.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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@Terry - are you running V6? I've been looking at Herm's setup and it looks to me like there may be some interference with the exhaust manifold. Can you post a pic?

 

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Old 02-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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@Terry - are you running V6? I've been looking at Herm's setup and it looks to me like there may be some interference with the exhaust manifold. Can you post a pic?
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Heres a few, if you need more let me know.

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:26 AM   #9
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Thanks, I see you have outside the rail headers. The stock exhaust manifold is front dump and projects right where the steering gear is. I'm trying to decide between Herm's Kit and AA kit.

 

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #10
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My first jeep as well & I'm kinda in the same boat rowing the other direction. my 66 6a TPM4 came with such a conversion - kinda. PO had the saginaw box mounted on top of the frame just in front of the grill, behind the bumper. Body at firewall & grill cut to accept the column and assorted rods fabricated together. Exhaust manifolds were also modified/rewelded to a center drop to the rear and of course leak. l looked at the pics in the thread here and it is a nice clean job. I live where a heater in not an option and the headers may or may not fit. I dono.
I was thinking of trying to go back to stock but wonder why as I have yet to find someone that would advise this.
I keep wondering why NOT to go back to stock?
Thoughts, Guys?
Both my front end guy and myself think current setup is a bit squirrely with a good deal of correction needed at low(er) speeds and I'm not really feeling the PS thing anyway. the AA setup looks like it sits more like Herbs only in front of the crossmember , that has to be notched and an additional one added. Experience is a great teacher - on this Jeep I have so little.

 

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