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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 1960willyscj5, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Feb 19, 2008
    1960willyscj5

    1960willyscj5 Well-Known Member

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    I've looked in my books, both Chilton's and Hayne's, and also Moses Ludels' books for this.

    Is there some kind of padding or whatever in the hoop holding the column to the bottom of the dash in the early cj5's? I have enough clearance to stick my fingers in and was wondering.:?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2008
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    when I took my 6 apart there was a heavy canvas type strap wrapped around it (same thing under my gas tank)....IIRC I used a piece of rachet strap material when I put it back together the first time
    Jim S.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2008
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Yes there was a piece of Tarp type material, sort of looked like braided fabric. It was probably around 3/16" thick maybe 1/4".
     
  4. Feb 19, 2008
    baljoint

    baljoint Member

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    i used a piece of eighth inch thick rubber around the colum, worked great. even without, there wasn't enough room to get a finger in there. a pic would be helpful...
     
  5. Feb 19, 2008
    SIDSCJ

    SIDSCJ Jeep addict

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    :iagree: A small piece of welting is stock. The ross box is adjustable with slotted mounting holes IF you can get the bolts loose. Loosen the box, get your material in there and clamp the column to the bracket, then remember to tighten the box back to the frame.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2008
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I used a piece of an old serpentine fan belt.
     
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