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Old June 11th, 2019, 03:05 PM
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Default Stock rag joint upgrad?

Yes its been a while! The other day while moving my 725 I ripped the rag joint to the steering box. Have we figured out a way to upgrade to ujoints or something more modern? Is it a standard size, maybe I'll just buy a new production one. Thanks for any info gang.
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Old June 16th, 2019, 05:15 PM
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I know it has come up but I dont see anything other than the stock replacemt or the rubber one you posted about many many many moons ago...

I know there must be a better way, just dont know...sorry...
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Howdy Chris!

Read my Cowdog thread over on the other place. About a year ago I replaced the rag joint with a Jeep XJ steering shaft. Much, much better.

Never mind. I just looked and the firewall end is different. However, a junk yard XJ shaft will have the proper u-joint to fit the Saginaw box. At a much better price than one of the Borgenson units.

I don't have the Cowdog here in my class like the M715 is today to look at how to make the u-joint fit the M715 lower shaft. I will try and look tonight.

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steering gear is the same as any FSJ. Get a Borgeson steering shaft from BJ's. No more rag joints.
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Old June 20th, 2019, 02:48 PM
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Thanks guys, I dont get up to the barn often so I have some time to look at options. I will post up which way I go.
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You can always take a flat circle of metal and drill some holes in it.
Not what I would do personally, but could be done.
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