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Old 11-14-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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I got a 75 cj5 and was wondering which steering column I could swap to shorten and possibly put a tilt in.

 

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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I've heard of guys using an Astro van column in CJs I have not personally done it but it is a pretty straight forward swap from what I'm told.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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Thanks SrBeaver I'll look into that

 

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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I put a waggy tilt column in my 79 CJ7....It was a direct bolt up, right down to the wiring harness..easiest swap in history.

However, it wont give you a shorter column.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:01 AM   #5
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This is my first jeep restoration. Where would I find a waggie?

 

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Old 11-15-2011, 07:16 AM   #6
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This is my first jeep restoration. Where would I find a waggie?
He means a Jeep Wagoneer - check most junk yards.

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Old 11-15-2011, 07:21 AM   #7
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"waggy"....short for wagoneer...
Call junkyards in your area. Or better yet, go to www.car-parts.com

You can do a search for yards nationwide. Not all yards put their vehicles and parts in this database, but it is a good resource. I usually start on the phone with a local yard or two at the same time utilizing that web site.

I dont know the dimensions on CJ5's... I would "assume" the lenghts of columns, and "dash-to-firewall" distances are the same as a CJ7, but I dont really know.

"BusaDave9" and "CJ" are walking databases for CJ5 info. Maybe one, or both will see this and give their imput....or try and PM them. (private message)

I've heard of others using GM columns out of camaros, firebirds, etc, but the threads I have read seem to be filled with issues of compatibility and fabrication. When I did mine, I was ALL ABOUT the direct swap... So I know there are columns out there you can use, it was just logical to me to keep it Jeep, and all mounting brackets, wiring harnesses were left untouched.
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He means a Jeep Wagoneer - check most junk yards.

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how far are you from Savannah? I was at Cash N Carry a couple months ago and the had an 85 waggy there had column in it then.
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