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Flame My Shaft...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, after putting my truck off for a long time, I finally got a few minutes to try and make it work again. Here's my latest, a square tube front shaft. Any of you guru's see anything wrong with this? (besides the fact that it's square) BTW, the yokes aren't crooked, the angle of the pics makes them look that way for some reason.

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    That looks pretty cool. Do you have to greese them?
     
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    How long is yours? What size tubing did you use. I made one a while back but haven't installed it yet so, I can't tell you anything else.
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Final length isn't set yet, the truck is about 40 miles away right now so as soon as I bring it home I'll cycle the suspension and cut it to length. The tubing is 2" .250 wall inside 2.5" .250 wall.

    Yes, you have to grease the hell out of square tube shafts so that they don't bind.
     
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    I think you need to do some clearance grinding
     
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    can't flame. i'm running one too. :D
     
  7. Ryan B.

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    Looks good to me.
    I built some spare shafts for my rig. I grabbed a front and shortened it, sleeved it with tubing on the inside. Drilled holes and plug welded it and welded the ends of the cut d-shaft tubing.
    Did the same for the rear by lengthening a bronco rear driveline, plug welding in addition to welding the end of the tubing sleeve.

    This all stemmed from an on the trail fix where we repaired my dads front driveshaft in his 327 powered jeep cj5 at pismo dunes. At first we just sleeved it and welded er up around the tubing but we broke it again the following day. The second time around repairing the d-shaft in camp, we sleeved it again but this time drilled and plug welded it... it held up great the rest of the weekend thrashing the $#!+ out of it. :thumb:
     
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    I'd cap the inner's far end (so it can't fill with grease & become the 300# d-shaft) and make sure that there is an air hole in the yoke area of the outer. Then put a grease zerk on each flat in the middle of the stroke.
     
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    So all the zerks can get broke off?? :p:
     
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    ^^^what he said i broke off my and i wasnt even in rocks. just crawing around in some packed dirt trails.
     

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