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Vansteel's U-joint /half shaft service

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bmotojoe

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Personally I wouldn’t use any other U-Joint other then a SPICER #5-799X on my 1977 Corvette. They are of solid construction and are the heaviest duty universal joint on the market. If you have ever seen the damage done by a U-Joint that fails underway you will install the best.
JMO,
Brian
 

ratflinger

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Joined
Sep 4, 2005
Messages
74
Location
South Central Texas
Corvette
1979 Black Coupe, 396 SBC
I've had Van Steel rebuild mine, with the Spicers. If I did it again I'd have them do it with Neapcos. Neapcos are also solid (which is what you want) & Van can cold treat them also. Spicers are great,but they have gone to a hard plastic seal which is extremely easy to break. VS even broke one of mine. Dan at VS claims the Neapcos are just as good. As far as their service - the half shafts came back expertly serviced & nicely painted. They were quick, and there was no fooling around, I got my original half shafts back.
 

TWINRAY

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Joined
Jul 24, 2003
Messages
451
Location
Long Island, NY
Corvette
'67 Goodwood Green Coupe, '69 Lemans Blue Roadster
Thanks. I'm just about ready to box um up. The Neapo's (non-greaseable) will be fine for my application. The price to do them is fair and even though I've done them in the past myself (and once screwed up a flange), I've got better things to do;shrug .
 

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