Posted by Bill Goodwin on June 09, 2005 at 00:48:24:|
: Hi Bill.
: I just bought my CJ2A to a old man who had it for 40 years. I don't know what was the new condition, then I can not know if it had column shift originally. I am almost sure that It don't had tool indents, because all the tub seems original (under all the paint coats all the parts has the same color: pasture green.
: There is another way to know if it had originally column shift?
Take a close look at the Jeep. If the upsidedown "V" shape over the steering column on the dash is large enough for the shift rod to pass between the column and dash. Look at the toeboard. Their will be a 2nd round hole in floor for the the shift rod to pass through. If these are not their then I doubt it ever was a colunm shift. Assumeing it has the orignal body. Look at the bottom of the steering column to see the the remains of the shifter are still their. To convert to a floor shift from column requires the transmission to come out. If you use the same transmission you will have to plug the holes in the side of the transmission wher the forks come through. This is on the driver side near the top of the transmission. Their 2 round nubs and if their are plugs in them then If most likly was a column shift.