If there is one area where you should strongly consider investing in new parts as opposed to junkyard pieces, it is the steering shaft (the rod that connects the box to the column). First, manual and power steering shafts are usually not compatible. Second, steering shafts shouldn’t be modified (i.e., cut and welded). Third, most junkyard shafts have joints that are plain worn out. Borgeson has both ready-made and custom replacement shafts at-the-ready. The company can adapt virtually any combination of steering column and box. All Borgeson shafts (bottom) feature high-quality U-joints with sealed needle bearings for slop-free performance.