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Get A New Shaft, Get a 1350 Yoke Welded On, Or Use A Conversion Joint

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, May 1, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Well after an hour of beating on my shaft and getting blood all over.......

    The damn axle end joint is a conversion!

    I have a cap of the non 1350 side, so I can measure it to find out what it is, once you guys give me measurements

    Thing is, what should I do out of the options in the post title

    Thanks!
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I don't like conversion joints other than a temporary fix. They cost twice as much, and you have little chance of someone else having a spare if you need it, so double that. Also, the conversion joint won't fit anywhere else on your truck so that's 2 joints just to cover one location. And, if you get out somewhere and need one, it may not be available from stock.... So for the cost of the 2 joints, you can usually pretty much cover the new pinion yoke or a big part of the shaft mod (depending on the conversion).
     
  3. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Well after an hour of beating on my shaft and getting blood all over.......



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    BLOOD!!!???? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif From beating your shaft for an HOUR!!!??? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif That's not what's s'posed to happen!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  4. TruckNutzDude

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Well after an hour of beating on my shaft and getting blood all over.......



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    BLOOD!!!???? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif From beating your shaft for an HOUR!!!??? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif That's not what's s'posed to happen!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    I think it's time for a new one /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  5. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Well after an hour of beating on my shaft and getting blood all over.......



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    BLOOD!!!???? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif From beating your shaft for an HOUR!!!??? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif That's not what's s'posed to happen!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Sounds like you should have used some anti-friction lube /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  6. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I think I'll take it to the welding shop and see how much welding a 1350 yoke on will be, thinking about a whole new shaft though, but I was saving shaft cash for a front one ton shaft not a rear.....

    Thanks Russ


    And as to you others, when I beat the U Joint out after torching it for 20 minutes, a sliver of metal came off, it slashed my thumb down the bad and led all over hell

    Good joke though eh?
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    The yoke itself is $30 or so, plus the welding and balancing, probably a $75 job.
     
  8. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I might just order a driveshaft from Woods or HAD or someone, I dunno if Jess will be outrageous or not on a simple shaft like this

    I figure, spend the extra $100, get a nice new shaft, and have a spare

    I'm pretty sure this shaft is 20 years old, and I noticed yesterday, dented
     

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