Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some... - Page 5 - Chevelle Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions & more.

 38Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #61 of 769 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 12, 9:09 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Pat
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington State
Posts: 177
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

I have to add, on a 1967 the drivers side bumper brackets need to be loosened so they can be moved in order to get the top steering gear bolt out using a socket. At least that was the case with mine

1967 Chevelle SS 325HP M20

Yesterdays Chevelles & ElCaminos Member
SS396-67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 769 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 12, 9:16 PM
Jason
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Posts: 11
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

So is the Lares 1353 correct? What ratio?
LSxChevelle is offline  
post #63 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 12, 1:19 PM
Tech Team
Steve
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Emmett, Idaho
Posts: 47
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Hey Guys, I wanted to jump in and let you know what I did. When I got my salvage yard JGC box I also took the lower half of the steering column shaft with u joints on each end instead of a rag joint and a slide together section in the middle . My 66 EC didn't have a collapsible column. So I removed my original steering shaft and cut just over 15" from the bottom to splice in the collapsible shaft. The JGC u joint at the top has a double D type u joint and the EC shaft has a round shaft. I slipped a piece of 3/4" ID 1" OD 1/8" wall tubing over the EC's 3/4" round shaft and tack welded on to make up the difference. Then being able to shape it to the double D. After I buffed down the new metal to a double D shape it bolted together perfectly. I took the opportunity to change the upper and lower column bearings. This turned out really well. I hope this isn't confusing.
 
post #64 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 12, 7:48 PM
Steve
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: bay area, ca
Posts: 15
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

im looking to do this upgrade, but at the same time im doing an IDIDIT tilt column.... but it looks like ill need an installation kit to attached everything together. does anyone know which kit i need... not sure about the spline count of the JGC box

thanks
steve
ericburnes likes this.
SVC707 is offline  
post #65 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 12, 10:36 PM
Tech Team
Jon
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 132
Garage
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

I saw where some one posted about AN fittings and I didn't see an answer. Will this work with a braided hose? Pump and gear sides?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
**Built not Bought**
1972 Chevelle, UMI Suspension, Kore3 Brakes, Soon to be 5.3L Turbo/T56
1fast72 is offline  
post #66 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 12, 9:02 AM
Tech Team
Joe
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cape Fear, NC.
Posts: 160
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Can this swap be done using the lees drop in fitting adapters and the stock hoses on my pump in a 72 small block
smokenjoep01 is offline  
post #67 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 12, 11:47 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
Pat
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington State
Posts: 177
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Smokenjoe,

Yes, I just installed gearbox with the adapters and used my old hoses on my '67 and it works perfectly, should be the same for a small block. Now it is 3 turns lock to lock and provides much more road feel, plus it is quicker. All in all, an excellent upgrade

1967 Chevelle SS 325HP M20

Yesterdays Chevelles & ElCaminos Member
SS396-67 is offline  
post #68 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 12, 12:16 PM
Tech Team
Joe
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cape Fear, NC.
Posts: 160
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Thanks for the fast reply. I was just double checking. I did mine last night and couldnt find a hppy route for the hoses. The High pressure seems fine, but the metal end with the nut on the low pressure must have been bent at some point and needs some massaging.
smokenjoep01 is offline  
post #69 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 12, 1:06 PM
Tech Team
Tim
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 43
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Wanting to do the Jeep / Chevelle steering box swapon my 69 Camino .The local salvage yard dosent have a Jeep G C , Will order from Napa I guess or look on E bay. Then a rag joint and ,Lees for hose adapters . Any other advice would be appreciated.
Thanks Tim

Last edited by TimNY; Feb 19th, 12 at 2:06 PM.
TimNY is offline  
post #70 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 12, 11:48 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Phil
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lorain, OH
Posts: 3,308
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Cheapest remanufactured Jeep Grand Cherokee box I found was the Lares 1353 from Rockauto. Also got the Lares 200 rag joint from Rockauto and the Lee adapters.

Lares 1353 & Lares 200 shipped... $ 133.34
Lee adapters & install tool shipped... $20.35

$153.69 total spent on the upgrade, and I didn't have to bother going to a junkyard or turning in a core.

71 Chevelle SS
zz502 (Straub Cam, RPM Airgap, ProSystems Carb, MSD, etc.)
Rossler TH400
Built 12 bolt 4:11



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Slick71ss is offline  
post #71 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 12, 3:31 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
John
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyevale, Ontario Canada
Posts: 67
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

Just wanted to double check!!!
1) will stock hoses from a 67 SS fit the JGC boxes threads if I use Lee's fittings or are the threads on the gear metric???
2) will stock hoses from a 67 SS fit a GM 1450 psi stock pressure valve in the pump or are the threads metric???
3) is the JGC steering gear a 30 or 36 spline shaft???
Want to do the conversion but want to make sure I have all that is needed to complete it in one afternoon so if I am missing anything, please let me know!!!
Thanx
John
Hope yous don't mind me braking into this thread!!!
John 67 SS is offline  
post #72 of 769 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 7:59 AM
Lifetime Premium Member
Verle
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 3,758
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

I believe the answers to your questions are all here:

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334534

Verle
Tulsa, Ok
65 Chevelle L79 since Feb 1965


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Verle is offline  
post #73 of 769 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 12, 2:58 PM
Tech Team
Jason
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: washington state
Posts: 53
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

i just put my jeep box, im also putting a hydro boost in. I want to use AN fittings. My question is can i must use the earls adaptors. what is the reason for the LEE press in pieces.. what rag joint do i use from the local parts store.
72_elcamio_man is offline  
post #74 of 769 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 12, 10:40 PM
Tech Team
Eric
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 393
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

You ned to use adapters if you want to use your original American flare hoses with the Jeep Metric O-ring receptacles.

The rag joint should be a Lares 202 (about $30 at Advance Auto) or a Dorman 31011 (about $75), if I recall. If you use the Lares, make sure you've got enough clearance to the casting for your socket to go completely over the 12-sided pinch bolt nut - if it's only part way on, you could think you tightened it when you didn't, with "exciting" results on the road.

- Eric
MDchanic is offline  
post #75 of 769 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 12, 6:20 PM
Tech Team
Jack
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lawrenceburg, tN
Posts: 60
Re: Jeep box upgrade-PICS-and then some...

I have got an installation question. I have my new Steering Box and Rag Joint. On the new Box I rotated the input shaft both directions to the stops and then back to center, then I installed the new Rag Joint. Now, if I have the wheels straight, and the steering wheel centered, should the column match up to the new Rag Joint? If it doesn't, is this something that can be corrected during an alignment? I plan to mark the Pitman Arm location on the old box and place it in the same place on the new Box before installation. Is this correct? Since I am going to also replace the Tie Rods, Center Link and Idler Arm at the same time as the Box replacement, am I correct that I should replace the Box FIRST?
jmelong is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome