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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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rear drive shafts

i was just out and saw a reguler cab truck witha a long bed and the rear drive shaft was one of the split tipes im not shure what its calld but when it has the careyer baring betwen the 2 conected shafts like on a 4 door long bed or somthing, it looked to be a late 70s erley 80s chevey with mabey a 4in lift, iv just never seen that on a truck like that or at least never noteced

is it just a difrence in years? or could it be for a lift?, it had a small block, manuale trans and i dident look at the t cace or axel mabey its just what comes with that combo

im wondering cus i hace a 84 with a mucie 117mm manuel, np 208 and a 14 bolt ff rear all of its mis matched and my rear drive shaft is bareley long enufe it was from a 14 bolt sf , and im going to lift it soon eather a 4 in suspenchon with 2 in body or 6 in suspenchon but im not shure about drive angels and langths


and thank you all for your help, you have saved me a lot of head ackes [img]images/graemlins/scs.gif[/img]
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Re: rear drive shafts

when i took my rear driveline in to get it shortened i was told that anything over 65"-68"(might have been as low a 60" but I forget) was too long and i could possibly twist the shaft. I was asking for 72" with 3" tubing and was told even with 3.5" it would be living on borrowed time(kinda like a 700R4 behind a big block towing a trailer). Measure your shaft and see if it is around as long as what i stated. If so, you probably require a 2 piece shaft. normally if your truck came with one it would have a crossmember for the carrier bearing to mount on.
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