I aquired a driveshaft from another member for free (thanks big d!) and made the attempt to install in it my Burb. As you can see in the pic, my stock shaft is about 2" shorter. Even with a 4" lift, the longer shaft is too long. Could I get a measurement from you guys who are using a TH350, NP205 and stock Spicer d-shaft from weld to weld on the tube? This measurement should eliminate the differences in lift, axle location, axle type etc. This measurement will only be useful to me if you are using the stock d-shaft with your stock TH350-NP205 configuration. I am trying to determine if the length is year specific....in other words, were 72-older trucks different than 73-up trucks with the same drivetrain.? I may have a near impossible task at the junkyard if I have to find a front d-shaft in a 70-72 GM truck with a TH350-NP205 that isn't shot like mine. If I have to, shortening the longer shaft is an option, but I would prefer to keep that cost out of the budget for now. I may find out based on the measurements I get, but does anybody know what the longer shaft came from?.....NP203? or SM465+NP20x combination? Thanks in advance for the help!