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Question About Front D60 Pinion Yoke U Joint Strap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, May 6, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    So I'm finishing up all the small things, and I go to bolt up the front shaft (1310) and the bolts I have from m D44 and that came with the axle are too nig, 5/16...... so I go to the store and get some heavy grade 1/4 inch ones.... (they have 6 lines on the head, what grade is that?)

    Anyway they go in fine and all, but the holes on the straps are slightly too big so they may wobble, and I think I overtightened it......

    I wouldn't mind getting a 1310 tall yoke over on pirate with new u bolts, because the joint is obviously rubbing the yoke now (which is why brent broke a HAD shaft on it, I imagine), but I plan to eventually switch to 1350

    Also I've already killed the driveshaft fund with tube door latches and a conversion joint so I can get the truck out of the shop and fill some orders and sell some junk

    Anyway I'm saving for a proper rear shaft, will use the old one for now, and as a spare after, but was planning on keeping the front shaft for a while, even though it's 1310

    So, what should I do then?

    Get new straps and proper bolts or what? New yoke? Hmmmmm? Should I be all that concerned?
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Have a little trip down to a wrecking yard....

    Most places either have a stack/rack of driveshafts and/or bins of yokes.

    Find a 1350 slip yoke with the same spline as your driveshaft. (Common donor is a 3/4 or 1-ton w/2-piece driveshaft /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif ) Also a 1350 yoke for a Dana 60/70.

    I've pieced together numerous driveshafts for friends that didn't have the $$$ for replacement shafts.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I would clearance the yoke for now until you can go to a 1410 joint.
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    BUWAHA !

    Guess who just remebered a 1/4 inch hole is smaller than a 5/16th hole!

    DRILL AND TAP!

    While I have it out I will clearance it, thanks for the tip, both of you
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

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    Wahhhhhhhhhh

    I broke a tap off in my yoke! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    So I ordered a tall 1310 yoke for my 60

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216866

    Very nice guys

    Oh yeah the cap fell off my u joint and fell on the ground scattering the pins, now I need another one of those......

    Poop, depressed me so much I don't want to go finish my crossmember....... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    must remember them
     

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