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Used Jeep Steering Column Cowlings
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About Steering Column Cowlings
A motor vehicle’s steering column contains a variety of electrical wires and connections. The operation of the windscreen wipers and the vehicle’s lights are almost always based in switches on either side of the steering column. In many vehicles, the horn, cruise control, audio system controls and even the gear shift are located in the steering column.
Because the steering column contains so many mechanical and electrical parts it needs to be protected and the way in which this protection is achieved is by way of the Jeepsteering column cowling. In simple terms, the Jeepsteering column cowling is a cover, typically made from plastic, which is used to enclose the contents of the steering column. Not only does this protect the electrical parts from the risk of damp and short circuits it also keeps moisture and dust away from the mechanical parts.
Most steering column cowlings come in two pieces, for ease of fitting and removal. Although a relatively cheap and straightforward component, it still plays an invaluable role in protecting the contents of the steering column and the steering assembly from the effects of damp and dirt and protects the driver from possible contact with the vehicle’s electrics. Replacement of a broken Jeepsteering column cowling is relatively cheap and simple.
- The original Jeep was designed in only two days! The prototype took 75 days to be built and then delivered to the US army that had commissioned the vehicle.
- Although they were designed for the military, it didn't take long before Jeep released a version for civilians. The CJ-2A had several features that were lacking on the military versions, such as a tailgate, a side-mounted spare tire, and an external fuel cap.
- Jeeps have a distinctive flat slotted grill, but it's actually Ford that designed this part. Originally, the grill consisted of 13 slots, but by 1945 the number had dropped to seven.
- The Jeep is the only vehicle to have won an American Purple Heart medal. The award was given after a Jeep was the first US presence on the beach at Guadalcanal. The Jeep was only slightly damaged, with some bullet holes in the windscreen, but General Eisenhower called the Jeep one of "the three tools that won the war."
- In the action film, Furious 7, a customised Jeep dropped out of an aeroplane, along with some of the other classic cars used in the film. Usually, this kind of stunt would use only the chassis of the cars, but for F7, they just dropped the fully built cars from the cargo plane and hoped for the best.