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Re: Steering columns?? Gwagon same as CJ??
I just went through this using a steering column from a 89 Grand Wagoneer. I took the auto column from my 81 Scrambler down to the Jeep dismantler and matched it up with the one from the Wagoneer. All dimensions were identical including the length, spline count and the linkage connection for the gear shift. Probably the coolest part about this swap was I was able to gain a tilt wheel and move the wipers and high beam switch to the column itself. I also now have the option of cruise control on the turn signal stalk as well.
I was able to pick up the column including new bearings for 250.00, this included a credit of 150.00 for my old CJ automatic column. I've gotta think there are plenty of these columns available out there for anyone thinking of this swap, probably for less than the 250.00 I paid.