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#1 ultrasuede

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:47 AM

I'm having a bad Z day. My CV joints on my rear left snapped off, I thought "ill just jump on ebay and grab a couple of driveshafts and be back on the road next week!" No such luck. I knew finding parts for my classic investment would be hard, but I didn't think it would be this hard. I need advice, is there a conversion I can do from a 300zx or something? How hard would it be for a non mechanical person to do? (Me) any help would be greatly appreciated.  Cheers!

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

It's a 1978 260z btw

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:22 AM

CV or UJ?

Post a photo so we know what you are on about, please.

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:35 AM

Uni joint. My bad

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:38 AM

Might be easier to buy a uni joint and repair what you already have?

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 11:26 AM

Bah, tis any easy fix.

Jack it up & place it on Axle stands, get 2, 14mm spanners & unbolt it from the car.
Then replace it with a new R-series Hardi Spicer Universal Joint.

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 02:03 PM

Cheers! I just picked one up from repco. Going to be a pain to get the old joint out, but I can think of worse ways to spend a sunday afternoon. Thanks guys!




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