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Hey, I am trying to get my rig solid for RITS this year and pulled my steering shaft u-joint with the intent to replace it. Well uhm, my parts guy is having a hell of a time finding one and I am not having luck in the JBG, etc realm.

Where are you sourcing your part from? :beer
 

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You mean the u-joint in the stock steering shaft? I never knew that there was ever a replacement part for that..'non-serviceable' item was what Ford told me years ago and sold me a new steering shaft assembly complete..something that they can not do now..obsolete.

Since then (1995 or so?) I've gone Borgeson shafts on every rig I have...pricey, but they don't wear out.
 

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Doesn't anyone just sell the u-joint? seems kind of silly to replace the whole thing.

I thought there was a replacement where a sheetmetal screw was used to hold the caps in place.
 

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i second using the borgeson shafts, i had one on my 86, very tough shafts, i plan on putting one on my 78
 

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The factory U-Joint is garbage, there are no needle bearings in the cups and no way to grease it. The replacement U-Joint and knuckles I installed are bigger and the U-Joint (made by Dana) has a grease fitting on it. When I took my factory one apart, the U-Joint was worn really bad and almost fell apart in my hand. I'm glad I did replace it before it fell apart while driving down the road
 

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The factory u-joint did have needle bearings. There has to be someone that makes a repair kit for less. At that coupling price better to find a used F250 shaft with the double joint
 

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Here are all of the options for future reference for someone else, I ended up buying from summitt.

http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-22860_steering_shaft_repair_kit_power_only.htm

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FLA%2DFR1911&N=700+115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=FLA%2DFR1702&N=700+115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=SUM%2D770662&view=16383&N=700+

Last link is the one I got 59 bucks versus 79 at Jeff's Bronco Graveyard. The correct sizing for our application is 36 spline 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch
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i ordered the one from broncograveyard.com, can't wait to get it on, just need to get the old one cut off. i'm doing the rag joint at the same time
 
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