I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: I CAN\'T believe I\'m the first to think of this!
Not sure about the Zuk shafts, but when I do the Jeep shafts, they have an insert at the ends that will center the yoke on the tube. If you cut straight through, you'll also cut through this insert, so it'll be a lot harder to center the yoke on the tube correctly. I'd recommend grinding down the welds, then using a hack saw to cut 1/4" through the rest of the way, at the end, then smack the yoke off. Cut the tube on the chop saw or other straight device, and weld it back in place. If you don't have a decent welder, just tack it and take it to someone who does, a 110V mig would be marginal at best for this, rotational torque is amazing.
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'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Slamurai, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!