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Old 12-14-2015, 10:45 AM   #1301
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I do understand the limits and appreciate the connection. Trying to close the deal as we speak.

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$200 with shipping and hopefully it will be here in a few days and as described. I am always a bit nervous buying parts unseen, but hey, here we go.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:17 AM   #1302
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And...just to try and clarify for Jack (or anyone else I have confused)...

What I am doing is stacking two of the steering shafts together with an inch or so trimmed off of one to get the length I need. That's why I need the male serrated input shaft. It will weld to the top end of the one coming up from the gearbox and the upper shaft will use it's existing female clamp to connect to the lower one. Throw in a steering shaft support bearing between the two and it might even work. Will still need to do some machining but I think I can pull it all together.

Make any sense?

If I can ever get all the parts in one place, I promise...pics.

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Old 12-14-2015, 08:01 PM   #1303
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Hey Tango. That makes perfect sense and will work just fine I'm sure. I guess I'd ask why not use a similar pair (input shaft/intermediate shaft) from some other easily had and more economically priced donor for your hook up between the stacked shafts? Jack
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:47 PM   #1304
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Hey Tango, I was looking at some buses for sale here in Colorado on craigslist and found a 1947 chevy short bus and wanted to share it with you...

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/5334547774.html
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:06 PM   #1305
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When in doubt, build it like a race car.
steering joints @ Speedway Motors, The Racing and Rodding Specialists
you can also get a slightly oversized heim joint for a support. (like a .754 for a 3/4 shaft.)
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:19 AM   #1306
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The Isuzu is such an odd duck that nothing else fits anything on it. The serrated connection is 11/16 by 38 splines and the shaft itself is 1-1/16 which makes it just about impossible to adapt to. I did order the gearbox and will mount the input shaft at the top of the first section of column. At the same time, that part will have a 1" OD section machined so that I can use the largest "standard" support bearing. Which, BTW came from Speedway. From there all I should need to fab is the bracket to hold the support bearing.

Ain't we got fun!
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GET ER DONE then you can buy that '47 as a fifty something birthday present for yourself! Jack
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:34 AM   #1308
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"Fifty Something"??? I can't even remember my fifties!
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #1309
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Maybe Jack meant after buying the '47 you could buy a '50's bus....... LOL
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #1310
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Hey M1 --- how goes your build? Don't think I've seen any pix lately.
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