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GM Steering rag joint delete, replace with?

I am searching for, but have yet to find a coupler to replace the rag joint for my 3/4" 30 spline steering box. I have found universals that will adapt to a 3/4 DD but I am trying to find a rigid connection for the steering box that I can secure about 6 inches of 3/4" DD shaft. If I can find a rigid steering box to 3/4 DD shaft thats about 4 to 6 inches long, I wont need three universal joints and the associated support bearing. I was hoping to find an off the shelf unit by one of the many vendors. Anyone seen anything like this?

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I have never seen what you describe. I think you are going to wind up with the universal and support bearing.. Just my take..

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Have you looked at Sweet Manufacturing, they've got a bunch of 3/4-36 splined couplers that look like they are for Round and Double D shafting.

https://sweetmfg.biz/home.php?cat=71
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Jeep cherokee shaft

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Oops,if its an s10.not sure about anything else

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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/brg-313100

Weld on 3/4 DOM tubing to make as long as required.
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Conversion to a Jeep Cherokee universal joint shaft is very common for about '79 and up GM trucks. Earlier steering boxes (like my '75) have a different fitting and the Jeep shaft will not fit. You may have to swap in a steering box that will work with the new steering shaft.

This Youtube video shows how it is done.

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Here is a 3/4 30 coupler that you can weld a 3/4 36 shaft, or a 3/4 DD shaft into at the length you want.

3/4" Smooth X 3/4"-30 (1" OD) Steering Coupler - FR1944 - 574 - 5366
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Thanks for all the input. I have decided to keep the rag joint and reinstall the bearing support, I was hoping to delete the bearing support but it appears to be my best option at this time. All inputs much appreciated.
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