I have a 4-1 shaft with a good bottom connection to the pitman [no wear].But like to save the 5-1 steering that i have on the car ,But there is a lot of wear at the bottom --Question Can i cut the shaft and weld in the bottom of the other with a coupler ?
--I know get a new one ...just curios if its ever have been done , Thank you Lorenzo
Lorenzo, let's approach this from a different angle. Why not build up the bottom of the worn shaft,if you are going to that trouble. Myself, I have never had a problem finding a good used one.
Or, in other words what you suggest does not sound like a good idea.To me, anyway.
Building up the tapered end and keyway sounds like a safer idea than cutting and welding the end of the shaft.
I have changed length of the steering shaft by cutting and welding...not a problem. I made the weld inside the steering column area so it couldn't be seen. I also put a section (6 inches) of tubing over the weld area and brazed on....just in case.
Thank you John, looks like it can be done
I have another Question ,Can the pins be brazed to the flange if the pins are loose on the holes?
or any other way to set them
Thank you Lorenzo
Your steering shaft is junk. You need a better one or a new one. Especially when you say the pin holes are worn out as well. Throw that shaft away and don't take chances with your safety or that of your passengers.
There have been discussions on loose pins. Suggestions have included using Loctite....brazing is also workable. That shaft is not junk.