[LCML] WTB 8/84-1/90 FJ60 Driveshaft Yoke
jeffzepp at earthlink.net
Sun May 15 11:24:45 CDT 2011
Well, our new-to-us FJ60 had a couple of known issues, and when I first inspected it I mentioned to the seller that the rear u-joint on the front driveshaft was worn and would need replacing. In negotiation, that helped bring a discount from the asking price.
So I ordered in a new u-joint from Stevinson Toyota (spider kit in Toyota Vernacular) and prepared to replace it this afternoon. One of the interesting things I did not know about 60s is that the bolts for the companion flange where they come out of the the nose cone of the t-case are stakes in place. Kind of like studs. And whoever put the nuts on there before me decided that if 40 foot pounds was good, then 100 foot pounds would be better. After fishing out the 1.5 foot cheater bar to slip over the wrench they finally were loosened. Similar but not as bad were the front ones which were more conventional nuts/washers/bolts for the front where it bolted to the companion flange.
After getting the entire front driveshaft off I set about cleaning it up in the parts sink. It was pretty grungy and took about an hour with steel brushes and solvent and then compressed air to reveal the parts. Then I saw that the yoke on the side that had the loose u-joint had a crack. Here is a picture:
Well, no big deal I thought, I have a whole bunch of spares in the closet. 5 actually, 2 from 3 speed vintages and 3 from 4 speed vintages but none of them match the bolt pattern. A quick check on SOR shows that this particular bolt pattern was specific from 8-84 through 1/90. They want $35 for a used one.
So does anyone have a 8/84-1/90 driveshaft yoke I could buy off you?
Thanks and happy cruisin'!
Kittredge CO USA
1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
Rising Sun 4WD Club, TLCA #4063
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