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11'' Lift Front Driveshaft???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BDAMNRZ, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. BDAMNRZ

    BDAMNRZ 1/2 ton status

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    I have 11" on my 79 shortbed chevy. Th350/205, dana 44hd. Who has any suggestions for front driveshaft mods besides a $700 :yikes: Tom Woods or High Angle Driveline shaft? I currently have the flat flange 30 spline front output. I know I can convert to 32 spline, then run a 1350 u-bolt yoke with a superflex joint from Tom Woods. Any other suggestions out there! What are some of you mud guys running??????????:doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah:
     
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    just buy yokes and some 2" id and 2" od square tube, weld the yokes on and slip the tube together...
     
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    Sorry, I know it's not what you wanna hear [​IMG], but a Jesse special from High Angle is where it's at! 1 Ton or nut-ton...

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    There's got to be a cheaper way than all that $$$$$$$$$$$$ cv crap!
     
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    is it 11" of spring lift or 8" springs and 3" body. you could always move the axle forward. that would take angle out of the joints.
     
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    Just remember that cheaper doesn't mean right. And more importantly it doesn't mean SAFER. Especially if it will be street driven.
     
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    All suspension. I do have 0 rates up front. I could move the axle forward and take a stock cv and let the grinder do the rest. That might give ne enough.
     
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    Oh, I just noticed, SEMPER FI!
     
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    You could shim the axle a little to help compensate some and grind the yoke out a little. If not enough you can move it forward with the zero rates. Just keep in mind you will still go through ujoints faster than usual still.
     
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    do you have crossover steering? if so and you do not have hi-steer also then you can move the axle a lot. move the spring hangers to the other side of the body mount. same as if you were installing 52 or 56 inch springs. you will just have to move the spring hanger more.
     
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    Have you checked with local driveshaft shops? $700 does seem a bit steep considering we just got a whole new shaft built for a blazer we put a Doubler in and, I could be mistaken, but it was around $350 if I remember correctly.
     
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    You are correct about safety! Thats for sure.
     
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    Crossover is gong on right now. I hadn't thoght about moving the whole thing forward like a 52"er. That is an alternative. Good idea. The $700 came from HAD about 4hrs ago. I have not checked locally yet.
     
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    My old K10 had 10" of suspension, a D60 and 4spd/205 so the front shaft was pretty short and steep. I converted the 205 to 32 spline and went with a 1350 u-bolt yoke and also a 1350 u-bolt yoke on the D60, I was able to run a non-cv shaft using regular 178x u-joints on each end. I did have to do some yoke grinding but was able to make everything work without murdering it and had no troubles at all. Granted this was a mud truck so yoke bind from mad flexing was never an issue.
     
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    Has anybody ever heard of using a F250-350 or Excursion cv onthe front of a 205. I was told it would work. If anybody knows of donor trucks that the cv's come on it would be sweet. Also, are the cv's on the front of these trucks the same as the cv's on the rear?:what:
     
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    didn't you have this in another thread?
     
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    Yeah, this was the original thread when I was trying to get ideas. Once I finished my shaft I posted up forgetting about this one.
     

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