Steering wheel play

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69 FJ40:
2 penny solution on linkage
Center arm rebuild kit
New steering stabilizer
Replaced rod ends
Alignment
Tightened steering box shim screw

I know a lot of this does not have direct involvement with steering wheel play, however, I still have 1 3/4” movement in steering wheel before pitman arm movement. I read on another thread about shim reversal. Is there another option before this?

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all the play is in the steering box?
1969? probably hasn't had much love since new
it may just need a rebuild, as it is over 50 years old
 

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all the play is in the steering box?
1969? probably hasn't had much love since new
it may just need a rebuild, as it is over 50 years old
Probably correct. The frame number (70310) should be the third week in June of ‘69. Haven’t been able to find a kit for that build period. If anyone knows a source please let me know.

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Probably correct. The frame number (70310) should be the third week in June of ‘69. Haven’t been able to find a kit for that build period. If anyone knows a source please let me know.

Thanks for the help!
Mark A at Mark's Offroad has made comments on the forum that no rebuild parts are available for these single piece box/column assemblies (steering shaft is integrated into the steering box). I think me may have some NOS available on the shelf to perform one or two rebuilds, but only will sell as part of a paid rebuild service. Best to give him a call and chat with him about this.
 

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Mark A at Mark's Offroad has made comments on the forum that no rebuild parts are available for these single piece box/column assemblies (steering shaft is integrated into the steering box). I think me may have some NOS available on the shelf to perform one or two rebuilds, but only will sell as part of a paid rebuild service. Best to give him a call and chat with him about this.
At the moment, I am only offering to sell my boxes. Until I am sure that I can cover rebuilding my own inventory, I cannot offer to service any other pre ‘72 boxes.
 

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