Often a u-joint can be eliminated by using a Borgeson Steering Coupler. A couple, or adapter, is a 2'' straight extension designed to extend either the steering box, R&P shaft, or the column shaft. The coupler can be welded and/or pinned to the un-splined end of a shaft. The 1''-48 and 1''-Double D couplers have a 1-1/4'' hole that will accept either an adapter to reduce inside diameter to 3/4'' smooth or another splined or 3/4'' Double D coupler. The coupler assembly would have to be pinned and/or welded together. Welding the coupler is acceptable because there are no moving parts to damage, and the coupler's steel is less susceptible to heat damage from welding.
WARNING: Motor vehicles contain fuel, oils and fluids, battery posts, terminals and related accessories which contain lead and lead compounds and other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. These chemicals are found in vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, both new and as replacements. When being serviced, these vehicles generate used oil, waste fluids, grease, fumes and particulates, all known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING: The wires of these products contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.