Is there a place to get u joints from the drivelines rebuilt or is it worth it?
Best to find a better one. The metal in them,is unbeliveably hard,and thus difficult and expensive to work.
Sounds like good advise to me. Thanks Jack.
Over the years I have picked up like-new U-joints at swap meets, don't think I ever paid over $5 for one, but prices ARE going up!
Larry Azevedo in Albuquerque, member of Tin Lizzies of Albuquerque, used to rebuild them, turning the round parts down and using needle bearings, instead of metal to metal. If he is still doing it, the price was reasonable, if I remember correctly.
U-joints are usually fairly plentiful at Chickasha.
2 years ago I bought a nice one that someone had in a pile of parts on the ground for 5.00.
Saw a few others the same day in back of some trailers in buckets of parts. They are there if you look.
have one good one. One marginal so I will be at the swap meets and I have three contacts that have a lot of T parts!
I've been running Larry Azevedo's remanufactured/updated ujoints for many miles. They seem to hold up well, require less greasing, and don't wear as much as the original design. Cost was $100 w/ rebuildable core, $110 w/o. Contact him at:
I got three u joints on ebay a few years ago. Two were really nice with just a bit of wear, the other one was nearly NOS. Don't recall exactly how much they were, but I think it was around $20.00 or so for all three. I was the only bidder. Go figure. Just look at the pictures close. If the seller took good pictures, any wear is pretty easy to see. If he didn't, don't buy 'em. Dave
I bought a nearly perfect U-joint from Dave Huson a couple years ago.