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#1 gunsmith

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

Hey,

Does anyone know of a source where I can get a replacement Rag joint for the steering in my 1984 720 4x4?  I'm having trouble locating one or if someone knows a alternative part number(s) or year(s) that are compatible would be great!

 

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#2 datzenmike

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

Wrecking yard. Nissan dealer.... but even if they do have one they will rape you for it.

 

I made one once from a piece of 3/8" conveyor belt with nylon cords. Tire side wall if not steel belted.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:21 PM

Discontinued part from Nissan.

 

https://www.nissanpa...8071-19w00.html

 

 

If there is enough of the original to check thickness, there are universal rag joints available on Summit and such.

 

Otherwise, Mike's suggestion of conveyor material is a good source for a similar material and just adjust to fit if the thickness is off.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

https://partsouq.com...l?q=48071-19W00



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

Not sure if the ‘84 4x4’s is the same as the ‘84 2 wheel drive ( maybe someone else can confirm ) but for the 2 wheel drive, Autozone had the Help brand 3-3/16” Diameter one that fit perfectly. The Autozone part number is 31000 and had an alternate part number of 705-060-S. This was a couple of years ago when I replaced mine so not sure if it is available anymore either, but might help with the searching.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:22 AM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

I had a mixture of parts. A 720 steering column and a 280zx power steering box. The circle diameter for the bolt holes was different it would fit one but not the other. Used a glass tumbler and traced a circle on nylon cord conveyor belt, although square would work also. Marked the holes and drilled them and the holes close up. Those metal sleeves were a tight fit but necessary to prevent wear. I checked them every few months but no changes. 


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Thank you!

 

Looks like the part is still available at autozone, going pick on up and see if it'll work!



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Ok, got the rebuild kit from Autozone.  part number 31000 alt number 705-060-S worked GREAT!.  Thank you!!!



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

Thank you for posting the results. Not many guys take the time to do that.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:57 AM

I just used this one to do mine, and WOW!!! It solved all my steering issues. Granted, I had already replaced the idler arm, but it fixed the slop, the wandering, and the ejection from bumps.