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Swapping to U-joint style steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    While dealing with my steering boxes recently I found the splines on my rag joint are totally stripped. I figured now was the perfect time to swap to the ujoint style instead. What is needed and any tricks on how to do the swap?
     
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    TTT for ya, I am also intrested
     
  3. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I picked a shaft out of an astro van yesterday for $12. They need to be cut and welded. Charokees are about the right size, but it was too fn hot to crawl in a heep engine conpartment. There are several older posts on it in the search section. Ill post pics when I do mine
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    Nice job on yours Ira and thanks for the link
     
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    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Here's the link to the write up that I did. :D

    Rick
     
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    Tthanks for the link and sweet write-up. Just found my next project
     
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    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    I picked up a couple for some members from pick n pull and I also installed mine and work great. They are off cherokee they are a little longer just have to hit them with hammer and measure length. Then when hooking up to firewall side you have to grind a notch on steering column side.
     
  9. badfish4tail

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    Got anymore?:D

    Called the dealer today to just get an idea of what they run new and found out that they are $242 list.
    :eek1:
     
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    Paid $11.00 or $12.00 for mine at PNP.
     

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