Universal joint

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  1. Eric Herlan

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    I have a 1952 three-quarter ton Chevy truck which is leaking pretty well from the universal joint in the driveshaft. I have looked at classic parts and other online sources and nobody seems to sell a replacement universal joint for three-quarter ton. Everyone has half ton universals. You folks know a lot more about this than I do. Any idea why no one sells the three-quarter ton replacement
     
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    You just have to keep looking, they show up on E-Bay and so one occasionally .

    Joe here, "Mothertrucker" has parts, take a picture of what you're looking for and he'll set you up .

    ? I the joint worn out or are you just assuming it'll need replacement due to the leak ? .

    The gaskets necessary to stop the leak are available from FelPro .

    A leather ring is far better than the synthetic O-Rig on the gasket kits .
     
  3. Eric Herlan

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    Thanks for the advice!

    eric
     
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    Welcome .

    IIRC they're interchangeable but the 3100 series (1/2 ton) one is much lighter in construction .
     
  5. Eric Herlan

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    Thanks Nate! Would you recommend against the half ton universal? My 3/4 is NOT a daily driver. Occasional use....

    thanks!

    eric
     
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    I cannot say as it's been far too long .

    If it fits I'd go with the 1/2 ton one no worries .

    Just remember to keep the tranny full of oil ~ they drip and once the rear ball housing is dry you're in a for a very bad day .
     
  7. Eric Herlan

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    Thanks so much Nate!
     
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    Just remember when the job goes sideways, you paid zero for my advice.....

    =:cool: .
     

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