Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Rebuilding the Ross TL Steering Gear

How-to: Rebuilding the Jeep-Ross ‘TL’ Steering Gear!

Ross TL gear rebuild

Note: A very detailed Ross TL steering gear rebuild exchange between a vintage Jeep owner and Moses Ludel can be found at the magazine’s forums.  If you would like to follow this comprehensive overview, click here!

At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel was guest speaker to a large group of vintage Willys-Jeep enthusiasts. The majority in attendance own 1941-71 models. His topic was restoration of vintage Ross TL steering gears. These gears were original equipment in all Willys 4×4 military vehicles, their 4WD civilian CJ counterparts, the Willys Pickup and Station Wagon, plus the Jeep FC150 and FC170 trucks.

In this 33-minute Flash streaming video, Moses Ludel’s audio comments accompany each instructional slide. If you have a 1971 or earlier Jeep CJ or a Willys model that needs steering gear attention, this slideshow presentation helps clarify vintage Jeep steering gear needs and vital rebuilding details! Hear Moses Ludel’s footnotes and additional commentary in the video.

Moses Ludel slideshow presentation at 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion
Slideshow by Moses Ludel from Midwest Willys Reunion presentation

For those who missed the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, the magazine provides the Flash .flv slideshow There are over 70 slides within the Ross TL steering gear portion of the presentation.

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—Moses Ludel