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Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

There's a junkyard that has a few 80's Cherokee's with the entire power steering setup in place. I have a 75 CJ5 and my partner in crime has a 79 CJ 7. We're both looking to upgrade. So, my thinking is that if you take the whole thing, then a bracket to mount it to the frame would be about all you need right? Yeah, I know it's never that simple. I'm hoping to get it all, including the steering shafts to get a nice column.
Sorry, I don't know the years of the donors.

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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

Just pay attention to the fluid lines. The 70's used flare fittings, the 80's used o-rings.
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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

MBAlbritton used a waggy donor (box, PS pump, lines) to swap PS into his '79 CJ5... I saw it again this weekend and is hard to tell it didn't come from the factory that way.
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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

I'm not sure how 75 and 79 cj's steering shafts are set up, i know my budies '80s cj has a different spline diameter then an xj box. Steering box patterns should be pretty similar. Make sure to put a brace on there so you don't destroy your frame. It's possible, might need some steering shafts mods. Using a waggy setup will be easier.
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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

So, if I take the whole shaft, column, box, pump and lines, it should work? I'll just have to make some sort of brace. How about a bracket? Will the one on the Cherokee work with the 304?

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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

I can't say for sure ..... but I do know the Waggie set up will be a lot easier (as preivously mentioned).
If you do go for it with the Cheeroke stuff, let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Are Cherokee\'s power steering donors?

Stock CJ manual & PS use a "belljoint" coupling fron the shaft to the steering box, there 2 sizes and not much rhyme or reason as to which one you'll have, but the manuals & very old PS boxes mainly have the smaller splined versions.

The waggy box will use a rag joint coupling that's completely incompatible with the smaller belljoint you'll have.

I'd try to find the larger splined belljoint first and "Plan B' would be to weld lower end of the rag joint to the existing belljoint (this was done to Brents... has been in for well over a year and beat on pretty good).

Shouldn't matter *which*, flare or O-ring, end up getting if you grab the complete assy. Hoses for either config are available at most parts houses...
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