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steering column shaft after bodylift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TNS10HYBRID, May 11, 2003.

  1. TNS10HYBRID

    TNS10HYBRID Registered Member

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    I scrapped my K-5 together out of used parts,added a 3" body lift and the steering shaft had the pin knocked out of it to make up the difference in length. I thought that was o.k until during a good rut flex it pulled completely out! How do You make up the difference in the steering shaft? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I redrilled mine and put a roll pin through shaft to hold it. There are company's that make custom length steering shafts. Borgeson Is the only one I have heard of. www.borgeson.com
     
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    I redrilled mine and put a roll pin through shaft to hold it. There are company's that make custom length steering shafts. Borgeson Is the only one I have heard of. www.borgeson.com

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    It is STRONGLY recommended that you use the plastic rivets in this steering shaft. They are designed so that if you have a head on collision the shaft will compress rather than collapse your chest. A metal roll pin may not shear off and could cost you your life. Get the plastic rivets.
     

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