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Hey KidJethro....Here's my 1/4" th Driveshaft (The WINNER is)

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  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft (The WINNER is)

    I got the idea from KidJethro...
    I twisted a .069 th shaft in Wellsville...
    so I decided to built a heavy drive-shaft....
    like he posted..with a .250 tube.... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    First off...I machined the yoke and the splined shaft clean...I had to machine and press a big plug into the yokes tubing....to machine that..

    Next...to figure what tube to order..
    2.75 to 3.25 was ordered from my local supplier...Cumberland steel in Cleveland..
    I told them...I wanted straight tube...

    Next to machine to tube...to a shink/press fit.
    Some attachments were required...

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    After sitting in the freezer for 2 hours...
    I tapped the splined end in first..
    Dropped it in the lathe...indicated the shaft...
    then welded the shaft...

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    Then installed the splined shafts yoke..
    and tapped the yoke end in and got it ready for welding...

    Well...here's the finished product..
    Cool idea Joe...Thanks... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    If you GUESS its weight..YOU win $25 in goodys from Steve... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Don't worry Steve...I can cover it!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The weight is...30.35 lbs.
    earl87gta's the WINNER!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. madmike

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    Yo Mo Fo, Sa Weet!
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    I saw this Bad Boy last night.....It is 1 Bad AZZ shaft!!!
     
  4. JK5

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    Thanks Guys... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    How much do you think it weighs???? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    it wasnt light ......20lbs+.....
     
  6. JK5

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    I should have a give-away...
    for the person that gets closest to its weight..
    A membership or something... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  7. khotmer

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    how about one of those 60s you are hording /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  8. JK5

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    ok...SURE!!! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    How about you build another one for whoever guesses the weight. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    DOH!@ wish I had payed more attention last night when playing with it!1
     
  11. JK5

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    [ QUOTE ]
    How about you build another one for whoever guesses the weight.



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    If I had some of the yokes...I probably could...
    With the tube at $50...and the parts...
    would be a hell-of-a prize.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    But...I thinking...$25...or somethin'... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  12. Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    Hmmmmm I'd say right at 22 lbs. !!! Looks like one tough shaft!!
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    I will say 45lbs. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    42.03 pounds. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I could estimate better if you gave me the length of tubing!
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    Sweet shaft!!!!!!!!! DOH, that didn't sound good! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    So if you're making this a contest... How long is the main tube?

    My guess without knowing overall length, I am goign to guess: 41 lbs...
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    36.3 lbs

    I taco'd a shaft in Moab and Dirk built me a new one using .388" wall x 3" diameter 'drill stem'. He turned it down to .190" wall for the middle 30" or so and the remaining 6-8" at either end he made roughly .300" wall. It's a very beefy shaft!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    It's pretty hefty too, and even without being balanced it runs pretty smooth. I'll probably take it in and have it spun and balanced to be on the safe side though.

    rene
     
  17. JK5

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

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    It's pretty hefty too, and even without being balanced it runs pretty smooth. I'll probably take it in and have it spun and balanced to be on the safe side though.



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    Oh...so You've used it for street driving???!!!
    I wasn't going to use mine for street driving.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

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    I should have a give-away...
    for the person that gets closest to its weight..
    A membership or something... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] 52 Lbs......
     
  19. clubba68

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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    32lbs
    -Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: Hey KidJethro....Here\'s my 1/4\" th Driveshaft...

    44 lbs.
     

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