Thanks for digging up the parts BW. Just to be certain it's the nut and washer that secure the pitman to the sector. My address is the 4th down in the address book here in the boardroom if you find time to get out to the PO. Muley
OD MULE MC51986 DOD 01-52 BUCKSNORT '50 CJ-3A "coming soon to a trail near you"!! We have Miles to Jeep before we Sleep! Uncommon Trailer Trash.
Muley, While a hardware store nut and lock washer may do the job, I'm afraid the nut may be bigger on the outside (i.e., bigger wrench [see "what wrench do I need? Halp!]) and the lock washer may be thicker than the "correct" ones. I don't see any reason why they won't work, though, as long as the Jeep Police don't see it. (I won't tell) The "stuff" has been riding in my pocket, waiting for a chance to stop by the PO and find out what is the best method for sending. They'll stay there until you find out whether the hrdwr store stuff will work for you, and let me know.
On second thought, maybe the "correct" nut is oversized, and the one in my pocket is a generic, "incorrect" one.