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Old 08-15-2018, 08:19 PM
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Happy to report that my half shafts are now finally fitted.

Fitting the caps and spiral coil springs on the longer half shaft went as per the manual, but on the shorter shaft, I had to improvise. The caps need to be an interference fit over the ends of the splines to secure them in place but on the shorter shaft, the chamfers on both ends were way too big (so no interference) ….so I drilled and tapped M4 holes in each end of the shorter shaft to secure the caps and springs. Didn’t want to break a tap in what is - at a guess - probably chrome moly steel, so had to proceed very cautiously.





Anyway, all worked out well. Here’s what it looks like….




Cheers,
Glen

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