Drive Shafts

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Drive Shafts

Post by REG » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:07 am

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See the nice shiny parts adj to the splines - does anyone have dimensions?

I've a set that are pitted with age but solid. They were a good price but need , I think, to ensure they are smooth and shiny???

Anyone experience of sleeving or polishing these areas?

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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by dpcd67 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:48 pm

Polished many of them on a lathe, but never measured one and never took off any metal to speak of. They need to be free of pits but you already know that.
You could lathe turn that area down and shrink a sleeve on; bring them over and we will do that.
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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by Adam » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Your machine shop can turn them and put a sleeve over that area. You do have decent seals in the rear axle correct? In spec axles are worthless with 75yo seals.

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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by REG » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:09 pm

Just been given 2 readings


1.1915"

30.23 mm
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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:19 pm

Ask your machine shop about "Spray Welding", it will restore the seal surface of your axle shafts.
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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by Adam » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:43 am

Machine shop up here kinda laughed, said he sends out stuff that needs welding. Took a shaft to the gas field equipment repair shop, they said about $300. Granted it wasnt a jeep axle, but a tractor axle that needed the seal area redone. That jeep axle is worth about $40 bucks, I see devcon coming to the rescue here.

Now has anybody actually had one done with spray welding, How much and which spray welding process? I take it we are talking about the process that uses a special torch that blasts a rotating shaft with powdered steel, an not the one that actually melts two wires and lays a mig like bead.

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Re: Drive Shafts

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:50 am

Been paying less than $60.00 per Jeep axle. been 4 or 5 years. Not all machine shops have same capability. it's mostly labor they charge. It is durable.
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