View Full Version : '79 Steering Cable replacement / conversion

07-28-2005, 11:35 PM
My steering cable went out tonight. I've seen posts regarding replacing the existing cable, or doing a rack and pinion conversion. I would appreciate any information regarding my options. Time, cost, and complexity would be extremely helpful. I've restored two Jeeps, so I'm not scared to get greasy. Thanks, Erik

07-28-2005, 11:58 PM
One more thing I forgot to ask - what length of cable should I be using for either replacement or conversion to rack and pinion? This is my first inboard, so I am still on a learning curve. Thanks again, Erik

Double Overhead
07-29-2005, 01:32 AM
skidim.com should have all the answers regarding the cable you need. They are very helpful.

07-29-2005, 07:40 AM
for the length it is printed on the cable, I think its a 13, but MC was all over the board during those years. The old cable you will be replacing will be more than a new helm. Go with a tilt wheel if possible, I wish I had. A rack and pinion will work but I know the rotory system ski dim sell is just fine. You will have to open up the existing hole a little so don't be alarmed.

07-29-2005, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the info. Just got everything in and we'll see how it works tonight.