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I need a steering shaft

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BobK, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a complete steering shaft for my 71 Blazer(4x4).
    I just need it to be REAL cheap as I'll be cutting it up.

    This is what I need.

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  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I've got one on ebay for $1 with no reserve. It is from a '77 but looks identical. Make me an offer and I can pull it off the auction and just ship it to you earlier.

    ebay auctions
     
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    if that doesn't work for you i have a spare i can give you. you'll have to pay for shipping though.

    ARQ.
     
  4. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks guys but I just got through looking at all the guys trucks at Blazer-Fest and I think I'm gonna go in a different direction.
    I don't think I'll need that shaft now.
    Thanks though. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    ...I think I'm gonna go in a different direction...

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    What direction would that be? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  6. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Full hydro-electric steering.



    Just kidding.
    I wanted to get rid of the steering rag joint and add some u-joints.I got a steering u-joint from a 86 full size chevy van and was going to use that.But I would have had to cut up my orig. steering shaft to do it.

    After seeing what other guys have used I'm just going to copy them.
     
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    What are they using to eliminate the rag joint? I need to do this as well, mines on its last leg....
     
  8. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I was going to use the u-joint from the full size chevy van.I'm still going to use a u-joint but I don't know which one yet.I have to contact another CK5 member and get some part numbers from him.
     
  9. Burt4x4

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    FYI
    I went with a Borgsen ujoint shaft, it was about 180 abooout 3yrs ago /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Sounds good, please post up the info after you get it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Looks great Burt. Do you remember if it tightened up your steering any?


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  12. Burt4x4

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    Ya I had a less shaft slop were the rag joint was and also the vibration too the steering wheel increased.Not that bad but after my first 4hr rd trip to Pismo I did notice it on my hands more than before. But well worth over what I had, just the safty factor alone is huge /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    The best part is you cut to length and I needed a longer one /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
    I would doit again /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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