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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2004, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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FJ60 PS box and shaft questions

Hey all,

I have fitted an FJ60 PS box and now need to get a steering shaft together. The attachment is a bad pix (sorry) of the FJ60 box mounted. 1/4" scab plate on outside, 3/16" plate inside and sleeved holes. Located between the motor mount and rad support (on the inside of the frame).

Looks like it will have good drag link geometry once the new sky pitman arm arrives.

Wondering what others have done for the steering shaft. See next post.

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Paul


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Re: FJ60 PS box and shaft questions

Ok, those who have done this PS box, what did you use for the steering shaft?

I measured the steering shaft needs to be 11" long. I still have the original zuk shaft for the cab side and also have an 83 toy mini-truck shaft to fit the PS box splines (see attachment).

I beleive for safety I need to include the 'slip' section of the shaft so that it can collapse in a wreck. Unfortunately, the short length of the shaft looks like it will not be as easy as I thought, any ideas on how to graft them together?

BTW, the toy shaft is huge by comparison (upper shaft in pix). The u-joint in it is as big a zuk driveshaft u-joint, haha!

Thanks for all your help guys, you're my inspiration!
Paul
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Re: FJ60 PS box and shaft questions

I did that install last winter. I used the FJ60 forward half (with the U-joint), I cut the sami shaft to length and it slid into the FJ shaft then I welded it. You might be able to do the same. I hear you on the collaspable shaft. I cant argue the point because you can never be "to safe" but I think its a moot point. When I shortened 2 other shafts for a track/kick P/S install I had to POUND on with a 5lb hammer to get them to collapse, they WOULD not have collapsed in an accident. If you had an accident that required the shaft to collapse that means that the frame buckled enough to move the P/S box aft, your already screwed! I might be able to get a pic if you want one but I think it would be hard to see (lots of stuff in the way)
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Re: FJ60 PS box and shaft questions

thats what i did 2 half and half then weldedit..
o i have a extra fj60 box if anyone lookin 4 1
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dparker, I'm interested in the box. Email me some info. por favor.

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Re: FJ60 PS box and shaft questions

I would graft the two together and maintain as much of the slip yoke as possible. I have pulled the slip apart and cut a little off of each and slid them back together for several different installs. It may seem like it won't collapse in a wreck, but hit it a vehicle traveling at speed and it will flat get with collapsing. Every inch of safety is worth it when it is pointing at your ticker [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

I am getting ready to do my install and plan on using the joint I have on my IFS box. I am almost positive the splines are the same. I'll be shortening it too of course.
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