Tried doing the retro xj steering shaft!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Chad neel, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. 75gmck25

    75gmck25 Full Access Member

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    The guy on eBay has an adapter to go from the D shaped fitting to a splined fitting, and its available with various spline counts. It looks like the spline count for the early square body column is 48.

    The solution referenced in an earlier post looks good, but i'm still not sure I completely understand what you have to cut off and how the adapter is connected. I'm going to have to study this a little before I start tearing things apart.

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    @Chad neel You get the truck all back together yet or nah?
     
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    You have to cut the u-joint off the column end of the Jeep shaft. You also need to cut off that crimped part thats under it so the new u-joint fits the shaft better. Once you do that the new u-joint has two screws that clamp it to the shaft. I drilled completely through the shaft and tapped it so the screws threaded down into it instead of just onto it.

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