I cleaned mine off with acetone and shot them with a coule of coats of VHT Clear....Here are the pics!!! They weigh 10.8lbs each and are 3" diameter. Customer service was excellent and they arrived in 5 business days!!! In the first pic you can see the washer balancing weight welded to the shaft. I probably will be installing these this week along with adjusting a few things on my Dragvette.
I have got a question...do I need to paint or Por 15 the shafts? I kind of like the polished look but I am an idiot on this stuff and have no idea if it will last or rust. If I do need to Por 15 these...do I am thinking I need to sand them and then paint to get the paint to stick better?
Well, I was just about to send my stock half shafts to Vansteel for rebuild but for $150 (and that's for a pair, right?) it becomes a no-brainer:excited: to get the 3" Fort Wayne jobs - plus I save 1 way shipping. The stock ones boxed weighted in at 23 lbs (or so), so the weight's about the same.Guess what arrived today??? My new half shafts. These things are heavy compared to my stock shafts. Shipping box says 24lbs for both of them, but I will try to remember and do a weight difference measurement between the two. They look awesome and are clean as there is no residue on my hands and they are not oily smelling. I will post pics later tonight when I get home. Lastly...I think I will need to POR 15 these? because the shafts are nice and shinny. I would actually like to keep the shinny look as it would be different but don't want any rust issues. I will post pics and let you guys see how they look. I did notice the balancing weight and it is very small being basically a washer welded to the shaft.