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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by 3b a runnin, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Jan 24, 2020
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Not really an intermediate but, My brother is working on a 79 cj5. His plan is to buy a complete MDJ body kit. His steering column is not in good condition, and looking for something to replace it with. An ad in the local trade paper reads, 77-87 fullsize Jeep Wagoneer/ Cherokee parts for sale. Listed were 2 tilt columns among other parts. How close is that to a bolt in swap? He is a long way from being ready for this. Just trying to help a brother out.
    TIA
     
  2. Jan 24, 2020
    Rich M.

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    Can't say but a friend of mine had a 79 -5 and a gm tilt column was a direct bolt in, plugs and all.
     
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    3b a runnin

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    That might be the way to go, thanks
     
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    timgr

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    No 1st hand experience, but I have never heard of any direct compatibility between the CJ and Wagoneer columns. They are both GM columns ('76 or later CJ) so the switches, electrical, etc. components are the same. The main concern would be the length - if they are the same length, it should fit. Kinda doubt they are compatible though. Supposedly the XJ column works in a Wagoneer - if you search the Wagoneer forums you'll probably find some mention. Then you could try to match the XJ column to the CJ, which seems more likely to have been tried.
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2020
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    My bud has a GM tilt in his 73..
     
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    3b a runnin

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    More likely a car, S10 truck? How about yr model? Anybody know right off?
     
  7. Jan 26, 2020
    sterlclan

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    older than 95 general motors around then they switched to a square column. the grand am ,buick skylark body had a short tilt wheel,the Bonneville, lesabre was short as well and as already shown camaro and firebird was a short one too.
     
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    zila

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    My bud said out of a Camaro. Didn't say what year.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2020
    3b a runnin

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    Thanks Guys
    I'll pass the info on to my brother.
    I think his jeep might be a Renegade. Factory clock, factory tach. Are there any specific traits of that for a 79?
     
  10. Jan 26, 2020
    45es

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    I am using an 1984 S10 column in my jeep.
     
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