I took the steering shaft off my 87 to grease the telescoping splines in an effort to get rid of the steering clunk like so many threads mention and since later FJ60's do not have the grease zerk. I removed it at the steering gearbox end and there is a rubber boot that covers where the shaft telescopes. When I set it on my bench to grease I couldn't help but notice the weld where the shaft meets the U-joint area didn't look factory or as finished as other stock parts. Hopefully it is all in my head but I want anyone's opinion since this is a main steering component that MIGHT be relying on a welder I have never met or one not employed by Toyota. I've searched for pictures before and after doing this and can't find anything under the telescoping rubber boot on late FJ60's. Thanks for your time and input.