Intermediate steering shaft

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Layne02, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Member Gold Member

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    I'll take some pictures in the next day or so and post them here with approx. measurements. I'd say there is more like 1/8"-1/16" clearance between the U- joint and the crossmember. As long as it doesn't rub, I don't care. If it does, out comes the Dremell to shave 1/100th of an inch away from the rub spot.
     
  2. NeoNeuro

    NeoNeuro Veteran Member

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    Not sure if these will help, but I scrounged these up in the Super Chevy archives.

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  3. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Member Gold Member

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    Yup, thats exactly what I went threw, except he has way better tools. You can see his clearance between the lower isolator joint and the crossmember is tight; about the same as mine. I went out and took some photos today, even though its 5F outside.

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    From the end of the 670 box to the beginning of the crossmember is ~3.5"-3.75", so that will give you a rough idea if the 800 box brings the end closer to the crossmember. I doubt it, but notice the guy in the post above appears to have a 670 as well....
     
  4. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    Guys,

    Very much appreciate the photos and reaearch!!

    This will come in very handy when I get done with the brakes and start looking at this steering shaft project.
     
  5. largestar

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    I have replaced many rag joints with borgensons shafts. They can or do make about anything you would want. If anyone is on the fence about this upgrade do it. Much improved.
     
  6. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    Are you running one on a 2nd gen with a standard size steering box? If so, which one are you running?
     
  7. largestar

    largestar Member

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    I am not currently but will be soon on my 81 z. you can order a kit or the pieces from summit. I would call borgeson and tell them what you want and get a part number, then price shop. I'm convinced one of these shafts saved my life in an old dodge pickup. Most folks don't realize how much feedback you lose with a ragjoint.
     
  8. kphedges707

    kphedges707 New Member

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  9. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Member Gold Member

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    Wow thats cheap. Glad it worked out for you.
     
  10. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    Ok, so I'm starting to get serious about this...

    I found the p/n on my AGR box and it's a 292117. It has the 13/16" 36 spline input shaft.

    http://www.steerco.com/product-p/292117.htm

    Now, when I go to Summit, I see the Borgesen joints for this size input shaft, but many of them have this other specification of 3/4" DD.

    Anyone know what this 3/4" DD means?
     

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