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Front driveshaft question - 208 to 205 swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Emmettology 101, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    A friend of mine just swapped out a 465/208 in favor of a th350/205. He has it all bolted up and ready to go except for the front d-shaft. His 208 shaft has a flange and his 205 case has a yoke.

    Is it possible to take the flange off the shaft and just bolt it to the 205 yoke? But there is on kicker. The joint is a different size if this is possible.. So he would need a conversion joint. If there is one.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Beast388

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    You cannot swap the yokes on the Saginaw(flange) and Spicer(yoke) d-shafts. The cardan joints are different.

    His best bet is to find a d-shaft from a 76-older NP205 or NP203 behind a TH350. The 203 shafts are about 2" longer than the 205 shafts. So, if he has a decent lift he might need the extra length.

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    :D :D
     
  3. Emmettology 101

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    Thanks! He was going to call around to the local salvage yards to see what he could find.

    Stopped over there last night. Haven't looked at a CV shaft in sometime and forgot the cv joint had that ball in the center and the back flange connected to it. :doah:
     

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