1958 Jeep Willy

58 jeep willys cj5

Knuckle Buster
May 31, 2020
San Diego
First Name
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1958
Thanks for the add! My name is Walter and I’m a new 1958 Jeep willys cj5 owner and I’m in need of some help. I getting “death wobbles” in my front end and would like some advice on how to fix this.
The previous owner put a 1974 Ford 302 in and had to add power steering. I’m also running Dana 44’s (I believe they are1975) front and rear. It seems to me that the previous owner custom made the drag linkage because all the not so good welds all over it and different angles they are welded.
My question is can I put any ‘58 cj5 bushings in ,because they are bad, or is there an easy replacement Drag bar for this that I can put in?
So here I what I have
‘74 Ford 302
‘75 Dana 44
‘75 GM power steering pump (mounted on the back of the front number)
And a very questionable drag link made by someone.

Any help is appreciated!! And thank you in advance!!


Well Oiled
Sep 3, 2015
Sierra Mtns
First Name
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1963
Walter. Welcome to the forum it looks to me like you need a high steer right side knuckle kit. so thedrag link goes over the leaf spring. I can't tell if your knuckle is a flat top from the picture. But this is kind of what you should be looking for. Your tie rod stays below the spring, the drag link from the steering gearbox goes over the spring.
Rodney. https://www.ebay.com/i/263476526978...TzSs4Prso5HS6uom91v4gJs2soV3fiNhoC2EgQAvD_BwE
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