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Heavy Duty U-Joint Caps

Until recently owners of small block automatic transmission Corvettes only had weak stamped steel U-joint caps, now Van Steel of Clearwater Florida is making CNC steel caps for C3 Corvettes. If you have a high horsepower car or just want a little added protection from breaking one of those cheap stamped caps, possibly causing major fiberglass damage, or even worse, damaging you differential I suggest you get a set of these. Art Dorsett, owner of Van Steel installed these caps on one of my trips to their shop, I don’t think there is any way these things could ever break…I would say you would probably break something else before these caps. As always Art was a pleasure to work with and did a great job installing these!
Before – Stock
Here is a picture of the stock stamped steel caps, in reality they are fairly weak and just don’t look strong enough to hold up to any punishment. (my opinion)
Inner View
After – Modification
Drivers side half-shaft with new heavy-duty U-joint cap installed.

Your old caps must be removed, then you drill out the bolt holes and retap them for the larger bolts and install the new heavy-duty caps.

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Passenger side half-shaft with new heavy-duty U-joint cap installed.

Pretty stout caps look much better as well.

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Inner side of half-shaft with new heavy-duty U-joint cap installed.

There is also no interferance from these caps, they are made to fit and will not rub or hit any other suspension pieces.

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The entire kit from Van Steel. Enough to do both rear half-shafts includes 8 caps, 16 allen head bolts, 1 drill, 1 tap and one tap handle. Cost is $231.00

Van Steel is currently the ONLY vendor making these.

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