steering box compatability

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steering box compatability

Post by mlascell » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:21 pm

Is a steering box from a CJ2A compatible with a M38a1?

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Re: steering box compatability

Post by Fortyeight2A » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:44 pm

The sector shaft from the 2A is slightly smaller in diameter than the M-38A1 shaft. The civvy steering is less heavy-duty than the military item. It should bolt in but it's not ideal.
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Re: steering box compatability

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:24 pm

The CJ-2A tube and worm are shorter. If you can find a CJ-5, it would be better. The 50's CJ-5 uses the same sector shaft as MB/CJ-2A/CJ-3A, but have a longer tube and worm.
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Re: steering box compatability

Post by James L » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:45 pm

I have a cj5 steering box and tube. If interested send a reply. Jlobue47@hotmail.com

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