Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Denver (Highlands aka NW Denver), CO
I think you'll at least need the center "pucks", since the bar would need something to reference. I suspect that unless its majorly bent, even a straight bar won't really show if it is bent less then an inch, or even 2 or 3. If you have any machinist friends, its not all that hard to turn down aluminum or delrin enough to fit inside the bearing mounts for the carrier. For us cheap guys, a nice decent piece of straight DOM would probably be fine if you are just using it for reference. Not sure what the size is, but if you can find something that is about the same size as an axle shaft it will slide through the oil seal and give a decent idea of how far away from straight it is.
If you have a spare 3rd to take the measurements off of, I could see about getting those pucks made. I don't think Delrin costs much, and I am a member at the Club Workshop in Denver and have access to their lathe. I wouldn't feel comfortable charging for my time since I'm certainly not a machinist, so if you don't mind materials cost then I can see what I can do. No promises, but I'll look into it.
Andy (he's "Ace" on Colorado4x4 and Flashboiler on coloradotrailrats.org) made some nice delrin stuff for a Samurai axle, so he might be able to help you out. The carrier stuff is bigger, but his true bar would probably still work. He lives in Longmont, so not that far from you.