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Anyone have a spare driveshaft......

Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by stallion85, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I have looked all over town for a rear driveshaft that came behind a 85 K5 465/208 w/ 1350 u-joints. I know this isn't the right forum, but I was hoping maybe someone who is going to Moab might have one they want to sell? 50-60 bucks to help for gas. I found me a spare front driveshaft, but don't want to take the chance of smashing a rear and be SOL without a spare for the weekend.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    What you could do is use a auto shaft and a conversion joint if you absolutely need a spare . I measured both side by side before I got rid of the 4 speed stuff , and were so close to each other in length .
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Unfortunatley I have been having problems even finding one of those :doah:

    I will keep looking. I went to Adams Driveshafts today and they grabbed one that was the same length as mine....with no slip yoke and 1310 ujoint on the end. He is like hold on a second and i will put a slip yoke on there. I said for no extra charge right.....um...no....and what about the u joint....oh will sell you a conversion for $25!!! I said No thanks I will take my chances at the J/Y. They wanted a total of $140, I mean, it's not that bad for a driveshaft, but it's still a junker that's fixed up and I can do that with $70!!!

    I wasted 2 hours driving there and back :mad:
     
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    DIRKSTER 1/2 ton status

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    tom woods has a drive line shop here now
    (moab powertrain 435-259-5132) so worse case you can have one made here . they can usually get them made in no time and are pretty reasonable. i can also make one up for you in an emegancy case just cant ballance it. hope that will help.
     
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    Cool, ya I just am a little nervous about spending all this money and time to get there and wanted to have some spare parts that are most likey to "Break" on some of the hard stuff.

    Pauly said he might be able to scrounge one up :wink1:

    I will probably break everything I don't have..... :haha:

    Knock on wood!
     
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    oatsk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    hey get me a measurement on the shaft i might have one off a auto i know it came from a 208
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Oats, Pauly scored one today and I will be trading him some Thumpin' Subs at BB:D
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank Marv too , he was more than willing to help me , knowing I was helping you as well :D
     
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    That's the ONLY good thing that comes from breaking something. An excuse to upgrade. :wink1:
     
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    Driveshafts are too expensive :doah:
     
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    oatsk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    kewl man worst case i bout an hour form junction and scott and mrk5 and storm trooper i think have my number i make sure as il be at the picnic
     
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    Props to Marv as well :D
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'm still running a Dirkster's Off-Road driveshaft under my truck. A little souvenir from BB '03 and Pritchett Canyon. Dirk did a fine job, on a Sunday no less, and the price was less than a JY would have charged even if i could have found one.

    Thanks again Dirk!!

    Oh yeah, the shaft Dirk built started out as 3" drill stem and was machined down to .200" wall at the yoke ends, and .188" wall or so down the length. If I ever can't make an obstacle I now can just remove the driveshaft and beat the rock into submission with it. :haha: :bow: :bow:

    Rene
     
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    That will work too :haha:
     

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