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HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. jekquistk5

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    HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    Ok guys, so i have the front tc 6" springs on, but to get the ubolts on i had to disconect the front shaft. It seems to be about 2 inches short. Everyone ive known hasn't had a problem with this. Heres what it looks like

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    My other problem is the brake line obviously there too short. I have the brake line relocation bracket, but its no help to me i do not see how to get it on heres what i have it down too.
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    I tried searching for post but i couldn't find anything well atleast not on the first 2-3 pages

    thanks
    Jess
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    time for new drivwshafts
    the brakeline gets moved to under the framerail
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    Don't lower your brake lines. Get yourself some extended hoses via the part numbers in the advanced previews forum.

    As to the driveshaft, have it lengthened locally.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    Get the Napa brake lines. I just did them two days ago. They are perfect for a lifted truck. PM me if you need the part number.

    -Chris
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    Where can i take the shaft, i need this thing to be together by tuesday. You say locally, like what kinda shop could do that. Standard service center???
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

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    Where can i take the shaft, i need this thing to be together by tuesday. You say locally, like what kinda shop could do that. Standard service center???

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    A driveline shop. We've got a number of them here.

    If you can't find a shop open the phone book and look up transmissions. A local transmission shop should be able to tell you who can lengthen your shaft for you.

    You don't need a front shaft to drive it anyway. remove it, measure from the flat surface of the flange to the center of your pinion yoke, and take your old shaft into the driveline shop along with that measurement. They will re-tube your shaft and balance it along with replacing your u-joints and you can just bolt it back in, ready to rock and roll.
     
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    Re: HELP!!! Driveshaft.. and Brakeline Q\'s

    Ok im headed to a shop tomorrow that should tell me where i can go. Im going to pull the drive shaft, and take the truck to place that can torch off the manifold stud that i busted off(Friggin Michigan RUST). Then I'm all set but it should be drivable tomorrow after i get the brake lines


    Thanks
    jess
     

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