Shaft Bearing Assembly The shaft bearing assembly comprises a pressed steel housing, a rubber bush and a ball bearing. The rubber bush is bonded into the housing. An internal metal ring, bonded to the bush, allows for the bearing to be press fitted into it. The rubber bush allows for small deviations in alignment and also absorbs vibrational forces. The shaft bearing assembly is located on studs, which are integral with the body, and secured with flanged nuts. Rear Shaft Assembly The rear shaft assembly comprises a universal joint at the front and a CV joint at the rear. The rear shaft comprises a tube with the welded universal joint atone end and a welded splined shaft at the opposite end. The universal joint is welded to the rear shaft tube. The opposite end of the universal joint has a splined bore which mates with the splined shaft on the rear of the front shaft assembly. A bolt and washer is fitted through the splined bore and screws into the splined shaft on the front shaft assembly, securing the front and rear shaft assemblies together. The splined shaft accepts the CV joint which is secured with a circlip. The CV joint is packed with grease and sealed on both sides with metal shrouds to prevent the ingress of dirt and moisture. The CV joint has six radial holes into which, six knurled bolts are pressed. The knurled shanks of the bolts provide a secure mounting for each bolt, preventing them from rotating. Three shims are fitted under each pair of bolts. The shims have tabs which are bent to further secure the bolts. The CV joint is secured to the input shaft of the rear differential with six flanged nuts. The CV joint is not a serviceable item and failure will require replacement of the rear propshaft assembly.