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Upgraded Steering Shaft Upper Bearing?

Old 07-01-2019, 02:57 PM
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Upgraded Steering Shaft Upper Bearing?

In the process of rehabbing my steering column, I removed the upper bearing assembly, and the bearings went everywhere! I'm still missing two, and have looked everywhere, so I'll need to get a replacement part. These seem to be hard to find. I have found a few used ones on eBay. But, I've also found an "Upgraded Upper Bearing Kit."

This is what it looks like:

Is this a direct replacement? Is it preferred over the plastic/ball bearing assembly? Seems like it would be easier to assemble.

I've done searches, but cannot find a definitive answer.

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I think that is actually the steering column lower bearing.

Hawks sells a very nice metal bearing. It seems expensive but they hardly make any money on it. You get what you pay for.
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ball bearings in the bulk hardware section of your local hardware store is what you seek. Match em up.
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