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XJ steering shaft...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wetbackZO, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. wetbackZO

    wetbackZO 1/2 ton status

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    which year XJ's steering shafts will work on our GM trucks?? I want to eliminate the rag joint on one of my trucks cause I'm putting a body lift...TIA!!
     
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    wetbackZO 1/2 ton status

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    I can get one out of a 92 and a 96...will these work on my 79K10? Anyone?
     
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    It should I think Rene is using one from a 96 my is from an 89.

    Ira
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think mine is from a '90...

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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Check my gallery there are pictures of the one I put on my rig in there. Compare them to what you got.

    Ira
     
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    wetbackZO 1/2 ton status

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    thanks, I'll get both of the ones I mentioned above and see how it goes, happy days everyone!
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    xj is what? cheroke?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    XJ is a POS...otherwise known as a Cherkokee. :D

    Rene
     
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    Hey now...careful

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    xj's aren't that bad...it's just a preference thing...I guess.
     
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    We had an '88 for 5 years...it's not 'preference' or brand loyalty speaking, it's personal experience.

    Rene
     
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    Are there any sites that show, or dose any one have any picutues of the modifacation to the steering colum side to make this work?
     
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    If you look in this picture you can see where the clamp bolt protrudes into the Double D area.
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    All you have to do is put the shaft in place and take a drill bit and clearance the steering column shaft to allow the clamp bolt to slide into place. Take care to not damage the threads on the other side. I chased the threads with the bolt after I did mine to ensure no problems. You really dont have to take that much off and could prolly use a file. A drill for me however took about 30 sec.:D

    Ira
     
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    Did you have to modify the shaft to make it work?
     
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    I did not change anything on the XJ shaft. I only clearanced the steering column shaft.

    Ira
     
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    No kiddin:o

    Although I never drive it anymore, I am puttin a bunch of Chevy stuff under it and doin an exo to make it last. My burb will be the tow/camping/recovery vehicle.

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    Anyone with a 70's gearbox with the smaller input shaft done anything simmilar ?

    I have 70's box and ragjoints , and 80's box and ragjoints . The 80's are larger in diameter at the shaft on the box .
     
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    damn...I thought the XJ shaft was just a bolt on, as soon as I get to it we'll see how it goes. If it don't fit, I got a chop saw and a welder to make it fit:haha:
     
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    my parts for my next one is from a wrecked 98 durango lol

    also to any xj fans I discovered the durango box 98-99 will bolt up in place of a factory xj steering box...much beefier
     
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    anyone got pix of the xj shaft installed on your rigs???:D
     

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