Re: steering almost got me killed
I am late in here, but this board is the hardest to get into of my favorites.
The rag joint or flexible coupler is available at most auto parts stores, for $10 or so. Look in the HELP display. Make sure you get the right size. You can take the entire lower shaft out, with this attached, by just removing the clamp bolt at the steering box and the bolt in the column sliding joint. It is fairly easy to change, but the original is riveted, so you have to grind the original rivets out, and put bolts back in. The kit comes with the bolts. I remember some difficulty getting the split spline clamping bolt back in with the kit bolts in, and had to leave one loose or something till it was back in the truck. Grind the head thinner maybe. I have done several of these, and have gotten able to country boy some of them.