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    Default Steering column u-joints

    Does anyone know where I can purchase in Calgary DD u-joints? Just want forged, not chrome or billett. Have checked Mopac and KMS but they just have chrome stuff and is expensive.This is going into a 79 Malibu for drag racing. Thanks
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    Of all places, Princess auto has basic u-joints. If you're doing a lightweight drag column this could be an option. Downside being they are straight bore, so thru bolt/set screw or welding is necessary.

    Or, if you're rocking stock column and splined saginaw box there is the Jeep steering shaft. I've done this swap on a few vehicles now. Nice inexpensive way to get two u-joints and retain the collapsing shaft.

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    Unfortunately I've never had luck finding a cheap version of good steering u joints. Speedway motors has some basic steel ones , but when you figure shipping and exchange they will be pushing $100 CAD each. I prefer using the unisteer brand because of their pinch bolt design.

    http://www.unisteer.com/u-joints-cou...el/page_1.html

    I always thought welding on steering joints was considered a No No for an out of province ?
    Last edited by Roddychop; 06-29-2016 at 12:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddychop View Post
    Unfortunately I've never had luck finding a cheap version of good steering u joints. Speedway motors has some basic steel ones , but when you figure shipping and exchange they will be pushing $100 CAD each. I prefer using the unisteer brand because of their pinch bolt design.

    http://www.unisteer.com/u-joints-cou...el/page_1.html

    I always thought welding on steering joints was considered a No No for an out of province ?
    Yeah, they don't like seeing welded joints. For off highway use I'd be comfortable welding and cross bolting. For street cars I try and go the jeep shaft route when budget and application fit.

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    I used these on my chevette, they seem pretty decent http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-Steeri...xXMQmT&vxp=mtr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Dario View Post
    I used these on my chevette, they seem pretty decent http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-Steeri...xXMQmT&vxp=mtr
    That's a good price !

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    I yanked the lower column out of my Camaro many years ago. I use a steering shaft out of an Astro van which has u-joints instead of a DD and rag coupler.
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    Hi Guys
    Thanks for all the info. Got some billet u-joints in town. I am now looking for some 3/4 DD rod. Jb has some but is a little pricey.
    1979 Chevrolet Malibu 565 BBC
    1978 GMC Caballero 383 Stroker
    1982 GMC Caballaro (El Camino) 406 SBC 11.64 Med Hat (Retired)
    1985 Buick Grand National 14.00 Med Hat
    2012 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Cummins 14.64 Med Hat
    2000 FLHT 95 c.i. 13.68 Race City

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