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Toyota Landcruiser Steering Gear

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jeepstar, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. Oct 7, 2021
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    i seen a 72 landcruiser the other day, so naturally I was climbing all over it. I looked at the steering gear, and thought it may be good for CJ applications. anybody here ever gone this route?


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  2. Oct 7, 2021
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    That's their version of a bell crank. I believe that their drag link is on the outside of the frame.
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2021
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Yes...the gear is located near the base of the column in the outside of the frame with a drag link up along the outside of the frame rail to that pivot/bellcrank. But they do have power steering options for it.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2021
    skipilot

    skipilot New Member

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    I have a ‘67 FJ40 I use for plowing. It still has the original steering, it would not be much of an improvement. Landcruiser guys swap over to Saginaw and more modern FJ 60 boxes the same as early jeep guys do. Both older systems just have a lot of connections to get sloppy.

    Tim
     
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    Oldpappy

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    That explains my initial confusion reading this thread. I almost bought an older FJ40 a couple of years ago and remembered it had a Saginaw looking steering box mounted on the frame horn. I didn't know that was a conversion, so was surprised to see this one.
     
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