I have contracted with a person who can make these parts and they are tested in a 234 that does in fact work. The part is determined to be $6.00 each as there is shipping and pre-order cost involved. If you have a broken joint this one is made to be more robust as parts are thicker by this design. If you have further questions shoot away.
Some people have called and asked to get my address to drop off a unit or to ship them to me. Well here is that info-
Skywave Tape Deck Repair
617 McLean Ave.
Bensenville, IL 60106
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those looking to drop off units, I am at the SW corner of O’Hare Airport not far from Route 83 and 1/2 mile South of Irving Park Road(Rt 19). I am here most of the time but if you are dropping off it is best to let me know when you plan to arrive.
If you have questions, my Cell phone is 708-334-2260.
Google phone if I am at the Bench 2 is 630-448-2513