Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:24 AM
That's pretty much what I was doing when we had Broncos. I kept a remanufactured shaft in parts. If a Bronco needed one, I'd just pull the one in stock, bill it, and install it...and the guy driving it would be on his way.Then I'd send his shaft in to have it reconditioned. The boss hit the ceiling when he found out about it, he would rather tie up a vehicle for two days than keep a new shaft in stock.
That pretty much demonstrates how cars and trucks have changed, before I retired. With Broncos, we kept a spare front and rear driveshaft in stock. When we changed over to Expeditions, I used to keep ten tires and wheels mounted up and ready, four front rotors & pads, and four rear rotors & pads. We also stocked a full set of window regulators for the Crown Victoria's, and, of course, front & rear rotors & pads. During the summer months, we kept stock of A/C compressors for the Crowns and Expeditions,, too.
The old Bronco and the E-350 vans were the two best vehicles Ford made. Unfortunately, they ruined the E-350 when they started putting the 4.6L and the 6.8L engines in them.
BTW, I have a complete "Turbo Encabulator" if you need one, Bill. I keep it out back, next to my "known-to-be-good" 4.6L V-8
Senior Tech, Vehicle Maintenance
Mohave County Public Works
40 years of training....wasted.