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As this system uses three U-joints (the vibration resistor is a U-joint too) it needs a support bearing on the shaft. We fabricated this sturdy bracket to mount the bearing, welding the nut to the backside of the bracket. The bearing bracket will be welded to the chassis as shown, one of the few welding jobs involved throughout the project, not including the C-notched rear chassis. It was tacked in place for now. We know welding the nut to the bracket means the shaft has to come out to make adjustments, but it also means the bearing cannot work itself loose down the road, and we should only have to adjust it once.