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Old February 12th, 2021, 06:17 AM
biscaynebirdie biscaynebirdie is offline
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Location: Santa Rosa, California
Truck: 1965 1000 Series with 250 engine and SM420 transmission
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Default Re: 1965 1000 Series Steering Shaft

Update: The junkyard offered nothing that wouldn't also require machining. It seems that substantial damage to the shaft at the lower bearing is common on these trucks.

I brought the shaft into a local welding and machine shop and the machinist told me that he will be able to build it up and turn it down (for $140). Once I get a call from the shop, I plan on bringing in the bronze bushing to be pressed (and if need be, soldered) into the bearing housing.
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