19. I slipped the U-joint onto the steering column shaft mainly to make sure it fit. A lot of times you need to do a little file work on the inside of the U-joint or the shaft. These went right together, but I noticed that there was an extra 5⁄8-inch of shaft. I knew clearance was going to be tight and I wanted the U-joint right up at the screws for the shift arm. I marked the shaft and cut off the excess with a cut-off wheel.