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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering conversion problems

I am trying to convert from manual to power steering on my CJ7. I know that there is a difference in the size of the input shafts (3/4 vs 13/16), but where are these measurments taken and can they be done with the donor box still on the vehicle? I can get boxes from several AMC Eagles, a couple of old waggoneers and a '84 J-20. I seached the archives and found some answers, but not to this one.

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Re: Power steering conversion problems

What you can do with this problem. Take a look at the steering shaft from a manual steering and a power steering vehicle. You should notice that they have "slip" shafts. This a shaft the is two peice with one going into another. This is designed to collapse when in a front end collision so the steering column doesnt spear you. You can get the power shaft and manual shafts. Take a torch and melt the plastic that holds the shafts tight. Then pull the shafts apart and use the power bottom with the manual top. it might be a little loose now because there is not plastic inthe shafts, but it wont affect steering much, if any.

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Re: Power steering conversion problems

What I did was take the rag joint apart and use one piece of each.

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