Welding part at my house in Dunwoody?

Discussion in 'GA- Georgia Cruisers' started by jesus888, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. jesus888

    jesus888

    Messages:
    99
    Media:
    31
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Looking for someone to help out with a bit of cutting/welding... long story short, I bought another FJ40, got scared outta my pants when I first drove it, found the steering shaft was waaaay sketchy, realized it had an FJ60 steering box, and purchased an FJ60 steering shaft and column to do what is in post #18 of my build thread: Builds: Project “Where to even begin...”

    Now I have the parts, and am looking for someone with a portable welder that can help cut the FJ40 upper shaft and the FJ60 intermediate shaft and weld them together so I can put some miles on this girl and figure out WHAT ELSE "needs improvement"

    I'd prefer not to pull the FJ40 column, so if there's someone local that could use a few beers and some cash to wash it down, I'd love some recommendations for help. What I'd really like is someone that knows a thing or 2 about FJ40s that I could also bounce some ideas off of...
     
  2. 3pits

    3pits

    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    NE GA
    I believe it is considered safer to cut the shafts and use a collar to connect them. I remember buying my parts from a steering componant company 20 years ago ..
    You may have to grind a flat in a side for the set screw and for it to bind.

    Obviously its your choice..just my 2cents..
     
  3. jesus888

    jesus888

    Messages:
    99
    Media:
    31
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Do you know where I would source such a collar? To connect an upper FJ40 steeing shaft to an intermediate FJ60 steering shaft?
     
  4. 3pits

    3pits

    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    NE GA
    Im not at my land cruiser or repository for info. I prob got the company name from here when i added a saginaw gear box to my fj40.
    Maybe search or look on the tech/link page for conversion info. Iirc the shafts are diff diameters and this company would have the appropriate parts.
     
    jesus888 likes this.
  5. jesus888

    jesus888

    Messages:
    99
    Media:
    31
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Nevermind, I see them... or at least I see the opportunity to use a universal joint instead of welding... anyone know of a local place I can go get one this weekend?
     
    3pits likes this.
  6. Whiskerz

    Whiskerz

    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Location:
    Georgia
    There are companies that sell racing steering parts or you could get really close with a piece of tubing from someplace like Aircraft Spruce.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.