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3/4 or 1 ton Driveshaft Prices?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    What would be a good price for a 3/4 or 1 ton driveshaft from a junkyard?

    Or....

    Would it be cheaper to just have a driveshaft shop fab a new one since a shop would probably have to shorten or lengthen the junkyard shaft?



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  2. prjt_blzr

    prjt_blzr 1/2 ton status

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    My experience has been that you can get a new shaft for 200-250 depending on type. Most of the yards around here are real proud of their parts and when you factor in changing the length and Ujoints the cost is almost the same. Save yourself the agravation and have one made.
     
  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I bought a rear d-shaft from the J-yard a couple weeks ago. Only paid $35 for it and had $25 in u-joints. So $60 is alot cheaper than $200...
    Plus if someone is buying a 3/4 or 1 ton shaft they will need cut down which is cheaper than getting them lengthened! My local shp was goign to charge me $30 to shorten the SWB p/u shaft that I have.

    Mike

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  4. prjt_blzr

    prjt_blzr 1/2 ton status

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    The shops around here (COS) want $80 to shorten and balance a shaft and the last price I saw on a JY shaft was $60. I guess it depends on where you live and can get the parts/labor for.
     
  5. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    I had one made up couple of months ago for a slip joint TH350/205, and here is what it cost me.
    Rear drive line from a 78 C20 $16.00 ( u-pullit j-yard)
    shorten drive line and balance $50.00 ( -1 1/2 inches, probably -3 1/2 for a 700R4/208)
    2 premium sealed u-joints $28.00
    1 new slip yoke for 3/4 4x4 $68.00
    labor to put in u-jounts $20.00 (so it could be balances as an assembley)
    total $184.00

    knowing I have a 1 ton rear drive to get me home pricless.

    <font color=red> Elkboy </font color=red> 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     

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