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I have a few Jeep Steering Shafts for sale. $60 each Shipped USPS (lower 48 states).

These shafts make a great upgrade over the old rag joint setup.
Tightens up the steering and gives more clearance along with a cleaner look.
These are compressed, cleaned, painted, greased and ready to install.
I spend a lot of time getting them prepped and make sure the finished product is as good as they can be. Mine are separated, cleaned, sanded and painted along with little extras like spreading them so they slide right on, cleaning the bolt threads, greasing them, etc....

When you get one from me it is 100% ready to install.

Send me a PM if your interested in one.

Video of the installation of these shafts.
This in not my video but its well done.
http://www.tuneyfish.com/video_player.php?vid=220

There seems to be some conflicting opinions on whether the "D" shaped part of the column needs to be notched or not.
Here is what I discovered about the upper "D" shaped section.

1st there are 2 different types of shafts, I assume it has to do with the year or model.
The set on the right has Cast Ends and the set on the left are Bent Steel. Both sets work exactly the same. The ones with the Cast Ends have a smaller diameter where the rubber isolator is. This could prove beneficial for those with large primary tube headers.




The "Old Style" has a slightly different shape opening than the "New Style" and they are solid cast in lieu of bent metal. The "Old Style" are a little harder to spread open due to them being solid cast. Any "Old Style" shaft i sell will be spread and clearanced before shipping. Although there is nothing wrong with these most prefer the new style so i will save any old style shafts until the end and notify you that's what you are buying.

The upper "D" shaft on our cars have a "Top" & "Bottom". These have 2 flats on the sides but the rounded sides are different also. The "Top" is rounded but the "Bottom" has a flat spot for the bolt.



I originally thought the shafts did not require a notch if you align the bolt with the flat spot on the top section. However after a few tests I realized a notch is required. The notch is also a good idea to prevent the coupling from sliding down off the shaft. If you notch the flat side, a smaller grove is required.



Hopefully this clears up the mystery and helps with the install.

Here are some testimonials:


Hey Ken, got the shaft yesterday. Packing was great and the assembly was all clean and painted black. So pretty!!! I hate to put it on the car now. I think i'll let it hang in the shed and accumulate some funk before i install it. Thank the the opportunity brutha!!:nanawrench::You_Rock:
Got mine within a couple of days. Cleaned and painted, and it was excellently packed. Can't wait to put it on. :nanawrench:
Ken, Thanks again setting me up with the Jeep Steering Shaft. I hadnt any luck finding one in the Bay Area (Calif). Im sure the shaft allowed me to beat my buddy(73 Corvette) at our Autocross events. Terry:yell:
 

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This is good stuff boys and girls ...
if your rag joint is not worn it will be. And it is so much easier to get this replacement than fiddle with "replacement" joint. Plus it helps with full length headers (clearance)

Mike
 

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This is good stuff boys and girls ...
if your rag joint is not worn it will be. And it is so much easier to get this replacement than fiddle with "replacement" joint. Plus it helps with full length headers (clearance)

Mike
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My rag joint was not visibly deteriorated or worn, but the Jeep shaft still made a very noticeable difference in steering precision. I highly recommend this swap to anyone interested in improving handling of a 5th gen Camino. Not to mention the fact that u-joints just flat look much better than a hunk of rubber in your steering setup.

Bill
 

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I have had many questions about the notching of the shaft so i thought some more instruction may be in order.
The notch required for the bolt has to be made on your steering column shaft NOT the Jeep Shaft.
To make things easier i used an extra steering column for the pictures. The area you are seeing is the part of the steering column that comes thru the firewall.
This is what it looks like once you remove your stock shaft.



Slide the Jeep shaft on as shown.



If you look thru the bolt hole you can see where the column shaft sticks out into the opening.



Mark the center of the bolt hole with a marker.





I got carried away with my die grinder so the notch is larger then it needs to be.



Now you can see the bolt hole is clear straight thru.



Bolt installed and shaft locked in from sliding off.



Hopefully this helps.
 

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Just got a few more today, this will be all for awhile since i wiped out all the yards in my area.

PM me if you want one.
 

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Shipped them to everyone today.
When you get them and if your happy with everything please leave me positive feedback.

I have 2 left ready to ship. most likely be all i will have for a while.
 

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I forwarded you a message from a new member. You should have it by now..............Ken

lao50: Jeep steering shaft
Hi, I would like to contact MC87SS to purchase one of his modified Jeep steering shafts for my 1987 El Camino. I am new to this site and apparently...
 

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Got it, installed it, (easy install). Quick shipping, packed great. Cleaned painted and came ready for installation. All used parts should come like this.
Thanks,
Mike:beer::texas:
I received my shaft too, and I'm very pleased with how it looks. I'll put it in this weekend! :beer:
 

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I forwarded you a message from a new member. You should have it by now..............Ken
Got it and responded, Thanks Ken


Thanks for the kind words everyone, it means a lot knowing everyone is happy.
 

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Matt,
30 mins?? Amateur.. LOL
Glad it worked out for you.
I often wondered if the Jeep steering boxes would work.

LOL Ed.
If you like that you should see how they usually come. I had trouble getting yours in the box since it was the special kind. I had to compress it a little after it was wrapped so it would fit, i hope it didn't scratch the paint to much. When your ready to install it put a little oil or grease on the inner shaft where it slides in to help prevent scratching while installing.


Sale pending on the last one.
I will keep an eye on the junk yard website and when they get a few more in i will get them.

If anyone wants to get on the waiting list send me a PM and i will give you 1st shot at the next batch.
 
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