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Offline Plum70Dodge

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Collapsed steering shaft
« on: March 02, 2021 - 01:36:22 AM »
So, from what I gather, the inner shaft has a slot where some type of nylon material was melted into place to secure the outer shaft with 4 small pins. Why couldn't I simply warm up the shaft with a propane torch until the plastic reanimates into a bubbly goo and rewelds the pins to the center.

Im willing to listen.
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Collapsed steering shaft
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021 - 07:13:50 PM »
What is it you are trying to do?
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Offline Plum70Dodge

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Re: Collapsed steering shaft
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021 - 08:25:59 PM »
As I disassembled my steering column. I found that the steering shaft has been collapsed. That is the two small plastic shear pins have sheared.
From what I understand from Cody the center shaft has some type of groove that is filled with plastic and what looks like the pins are essentially  the spots where the melted plastic was injected.  Can you simply remelt that same plastic?
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Collapsed steering shaft
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021 - 12:40:06 AM »
I am not sure but I'd try it.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)