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    Cut my own driveshaft

    Tiny ain't it??
    I was also curious if I could post pics again since the crash.
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    did you ever get that hardley toad running?
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    i had a 1966 dodge van that i had to cut the driveshaft after installing a long shaft automatic instead of the stick transmission. the drive shaft from center to center was only 14 inches long. i cut but had drive shaft co. weld and balance it.

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    No carrier bearing in that extreme driveline.....
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    did you ever get that hardley toad running?
    I did. Actually been on it a couple times already. We had some super nice weather last week and it got some road time

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    I did take the shaft and had it balanced and trued up...they did the weld since they had to do their thing.
    Drove it home tonight for the first time with a th400 instead of a manual trans. Full manual valve body, 3500 stall, 3.73 rear axle.
    It's mean

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    And be ready to change U-joints quite often.
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    I did. Actually been on it a couple times already. We had some super nice weather last week and it got some road time
    Cool.

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    I do driveshafts all the time.
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    Well...
    Shaft works well. No vibrations even in the 100 mph neighborhood
    I would be out in it or on one of the bikes if the weather were better.
    We have some nice days here but also have plenty of the soggy gray wet ones too...
    Back to the shop I suppose.

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    And be ready to change U-joints quite often.
    Mike
    I assume the extreme angles are because the suspension is dangling down on the lift and that it isn't that bad when the weight is on it. I am wondering how long rear seals will last on the tranny tailshaft though. It seems to me the shortness of the shaft will keep the splined drive sliding in and out a lot more than usual.
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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    It's still sweet.. the angle is nice when it's on the ground and well within acceptable maximum axle limits. Can't see in the photo but it has torque arm that I made for it, kinda like the 82-02 camaro had...
    The leafs keep it up, shocks help with hop and the torque arm keeps me from "S" shaping my springs when it's under a load.
    It's still pretty cool here but I fully expect it to pull the front wheels as soon as I can get the tires to hook.
    Last summer I got in trouble for doing a wheelie in front of the shop

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    Wow looks cool, but looks like tough angles. Hopefully you won't have any problems with universals , pinion bearing/seal and rear trans bushing and seal.

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    Re: Cut my own driveshaft

    I'm guessing it's a bunch straighter sitting on the ground. Worse scenario is cut the perches and give it a li'l twist up.You can see where the seal rides on the output( I think ?).It straightens up a good bit.

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