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DJ Steering Column Universal Source

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by twiggs, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010
    twiggs

    twiggs Work in progress

    Blue Ridge, GA
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    I put a DJ steering column from postal jeep in my CJ when I did my power steering swap. Not sure exactly what year it was from, but it's the same as other members on here have used on there swaps.

    Looks like now the universal at the end of the column is worn and I need to replace it. Anyone have a part #/source for this? I looked around at various parts store catalogs on line, and came up with nothing.

    I contacted postaljeep.net, and they want $49 for the universal. Seems kind of pricey.

    Anyone else have any resources?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    Vanguard

    Vanguard Chief Cook and Bottlewasher Staff Member

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    If your universal joint is stock $49 for a new joint is fair. Flaming River or Borgeson is going to set you back closer to $70.

    Your other option is to research spicer pto joints.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    I agree with Vanguard. I've used both and they work good.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    flyingtim

    flyingtim Member

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    I got a nice small ujoint from Speedway for around $40. The OE joint that came on my DJ column was enormous in comparison and was going to be a chore to work with on my V6/saginaw conversion on the flatty, though maybe you've got more room than me.
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  5. Dec 15, 2010
    54cj3b

    54cj3b Member

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    post a pict of what one your looking for I have a few
    laying around may have what you need

    is this the joint you need have a couple of clean ones this one was just handy to take a pict

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  6. Dec 15, 2010
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Retired. 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    X3. You will get the right part and it's done. postaljeep.net has been doing that a long time.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010
    twiggs

    twiggs Work in progress

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    Thanks for the input. I'll try and cross reference with the Spicer joints and post any findings.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010
    Daryl

    Daryl Sponsor

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    Spicer joints are even bigger then the stock one.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010
    iagmc

    iagmc Member

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    the DJ is not the same as the CJ the spline count is much higher! They were not the same year to year. i think it had more to do with the source then the model. if postal say it will work, it should. you can also take the old one down to a napa that is helpful (from what I hear not all are) and cross it over with sizes.

    Edit: I have also seen different size joints, mainly in the cap size.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  10. Dec 16, 2010
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Retired. 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I did think of one other source for a good part. John is a pretty good guy and sells DJ stuff. He is a retired USPS mechanic.

    mrmobilemech@aol.com
     

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