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stock jeep cj steering questions

I have a few simple questiuons about stock cj steering that im sure a lot of u guys will know, but im a jeep newbie

1. Do cj jeeps run a track bar in front like the wrangler?

2. Do cj jeeps have factory crossover steering that goes from the steering box to passenger side knucke, or is it like the 73 & up gm fullsize steerign?

3. Do they all come from the factory with a sway bar, or was it an option? Does the bar have drop links like most vehicles or is it bolted solidly at the ends like gm fullsize 73 and up?

4.What kind of shackles and length were the stock ones? Are they 2 pieces of flat plate like the wrangler or were the 2 sides of each shackel connected in the middle.

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1. No. They're not necessary with leaf springs.

2. Yes. The arm on the passenger side knuckle has two holes. The front gets the link from the steering box, the rear gets a tie rod to the driver's side.

3. No. At least on my '78 it was an option. It may have been standard in later production.

4. They are two pieces of 3/16" plate, clamped together by the bolts on 3" centers through the bushings. They're not exactly plain flat plates, though. They have cutouts on the sides at the middle for some reason. You can see a few pictures on my website under Jeep Restoration

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