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CJ5 steering --conversion to power

i have manual steering now...

guy i work with knows ive been looking for a lower steering shaft for my jeep, walks in yesterday and hands me the lower shaft and power steering box from a '82 CJ7

FREE! and hes gonna get pump, pulleys,and brackets from the donor this weekend!

question is...is this swap possible?

also looking at getting the trans/tranfer info, my friend says its a five speed

opinions/experiences welcomed

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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

What year is your 5? If a long nose it should bolt right in. If a short nose, you may have to shorten the shaft. Also what motor is the pump and bracketry coming off of? not sure if I6 and V8 are the same if you're having to go from one to the other. Someone else should be able to answer that.

As for trans/Transfer, probably a T5, light duty 5 speed. no good behind a V8, From all I've heard, I wouldn't swap it for much of anything. the Tcase should be a D300. Of course all of this depends on if it's stock.
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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

its a '74,232I6...donor has 258I6

is the T5 any good behind an I6?, D300...seems ive heard good things...

keep in mind my T15 is VERY worn out, same w/case
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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

the conversion to power steering on my 72 was basically a straight bolt on deal. I used my original lower shaft, and just changed the bell on the end.
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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

If your jeep is a 74 then the original motor should have been a 258, not a 232.

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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

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If your jeep is a 74 then the original motor should have been a 258, not a 232.

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232 was standard, 258 an extra cost option until at least '78.
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232 was standard, 258 an extra cost option until at least '78

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Some how I missed that one.

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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

Ive got a stock 74 CJ 5 with a 304, I just finished my power steering upgrade. I sugest a aftermarket steering box plate to bolt to the frame, especially if you are going with bigger tires.
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I sugest a aftermarket steering box plate to bolt to the frame, especially if you are going with bigger tires.

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Where did you find and aftermarket steering box plate to fit a '74?
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Re: CJ5 steering --conversion to power

This almost what I ended up with on my jeep with a little modification.



they are all over, but this one is from Quadratec.
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