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First problem is with the steering. The wheels seem to catch pretty late after turning the steering wheel. Would tightening the steering box by an eighth of a turn be a possible fix?

Second is when turning out of a complete stop. My rear driver wheel skids instead of turning at first when beginning to turn out of a stop. Any suggestions?
 

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Go to a TJ maybe?
What you described is the nature of the beast.
The older Jeeps are "floaters" when left stock.
 

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Adjusting your steering box is the last thing you want to do. What you describe indicates worn tie rod ends. While you're at it, check your ball joints. Check the rest of the steering too.
Do you have a lift? If so how much? You may need to shim your front axle.
Yeah, these old heaps are "floaters" but there's some things you can do to mitigate the float. Insuring that all your steering and suspension is like new goes a long way plus having a professional thrust angle alignment done by a shop that knows 4WD vehicles will help too.

For your rear wheel "skidding" does your rear differential have a locker? Maybe a LSD?

Good Luck, L.M.
 
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I agree with LuckyMac.

It sounds like you need maintenance. Replace the whole front end.
Your rear wheel bearings may be worn out or the grease is crusted.
 

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If all steering and suspension components are tight, not worn out, it should not float at all.
 
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