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Now that the steering column location has been completed I can start on modifying the Roxor clutch and brake pedals to fit. The 3 mounting tabs that normally mount to the dash needs to disappear and, the column clamp needs replaced since I've got a 2" column instead of a 1 3/4" like the older Jeeps and the Roxor has. Also I need to widen the assembly by an inch, centering the column in the dashboard mount.

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Made a plate out of 7 gauge to mount the brake and clutch assembly to the dash. This dash has a steering column plate similar to the intermediate dash. The dash had nuts welded to the back of it the column mount bolted to those, ground them off for a flat surface. With this plate the column mount will bolt to the pedal mounting plate and sandwich the dash between. This will definitely stiffen the dash at the steering column.

 

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Got the pedal mounts pretty much done except for the clamp for the steering column I'll add after the column is in it's final position. Widened it out some to clear the mounting bolts for the dash mount.

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The steering column clamp will go in here where I removed the Roxor clamp.

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Thought I had it more centered than this while I was laying under the dash trying to hold into position. I'm 1/4" off center even though it looks worse than that from here but I don't think I'm going to worry about something I'll basically never see when done.

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So, one reason it seems to be taking so long to get this Jeep done is I seem to do stuff twice. Got my steering column fully mounted. Then decided I didn't like the final angle. So changed it from 45 degree angle going through the toe board to 30 degree angle going through the fire wall.

Had to cut 1/2" off the floor mount to make it fit in the area left below the pedal mount and bend. Also had to modify the floor mount to allow it to flex at higher angle. Now I need to fill the holes I made in the toe board but, do like the position better. And yes it's getting humid around here, had to spray the dash down with WD-40 to stop it until I can get it into primer.

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Also by having the column coming through where it is now it makes the linkage easier to run also, was going to have to use a 3rd U-joint and a carrier bearing.



Thought I had the dash mount completed also but thin I need to cut it back apart and change it to match the 30 degree angle of the column.

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I have 16 years total in mine so far, and it is just about "almost" done. But I have been driving it for a year and a half so I guess that is worth something?

Just stick with it and don't give up. You'll get there as long as the Democrats don't outlaw vehicles with Internal Combustion Engines.

I don't think 4BT's will make it into the Green New Deal.

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WOW! Didn't realize how long it had been since I updated the build, let alone actually had time to work on it!

Finally had a Jeep weekend. Time to further modify the clutch/brake pedal mount. The steering column Roxor uses is only 1.75" OD. The one I'm running is 2" OD and the angle would not work for the angle the steering column is going to be.

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Had to deepen the mount to allow me somewhere to weld my support.

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The way I ended up the only semi solid mounting point is where I go through the floor. On a mid-model CJ the bracket at the top was welded to support the steering column. On mine the top "mount" just has a grommet without a mechanical connections.

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Still need to slot the bolt holes for the lower, Just couldn't find my rat tail file. Found every other files I own and a few I didn't realize I had!

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Clamped around the chunk of tubing I have been using for fabrication. Going to try to get a piece of rubber to help isolate it some.

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Now, I just need to lay on my back and get it welded into place.
 

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Guess it has been a while, and no this thread is not dead. Even though the forum has it flagged as an older thread. Just over the last 2 years the world has gone nuts. Between being short handed at work and most of my time is spent either sleeping or working and the birth of my grandson. Seems the year slipped away.

Quick post to show I actually shot some finish color on the modded Roxor clutch/brake bracket. Hoping this year will bring more progress.
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Still plugging away at this build when I have time not working on the kid's car, the other kid's house, or taking care of honey do's around the house. Just not a lot of progress to show since it's mainly just body work.
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