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High angle front driveshaft.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Camo_crewcab, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Camo_crewcab

    Camo_crewcab Registered Member

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    Hey i have an 84 1 ton chevy crewcab. With a 10 inch. All the driveline shops want like 700 bucks for a custom made one. Does anyone know a cheeper way to get arround this?
     
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    That is pimp but I am still confused on the machining of the yoke and flange:doah: . That with a 1410 joint and long slip spline at the axle and I should be good to go. I do not use 4x4 on the road so I aint worried aboot a balanced front shaft:D .

    Oh anyone got any busted 60 outers with good ears on em:D

    Ira
     
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    Camo_crewcab Registered Member

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    sorry im new to the boards, i cant find this explanation with pictures and stuf that your talking about.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    LIAM!!!!!!!

    welcome aboard. type in high angle and do a search on this site. Also I'll have to find my other extra shaft as I had one my brother was gonna do but it doesn't have a CV just a single joint on each end.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I'm pretty sure only members can search now.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    It involves cutting up dana 60 axle shafts and using them and a 1480 u-joint to achieve ~40 degrees of driveshaft operation.

    Pictures are at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=549625&page=2
     
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  9. Camo_crewcab

    Camo_crewcab Registered Member

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    ok so what about it makes it able to run at a 40 degree angle. It just looks like a very strong, home made single U joint at each end shaft?
     
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    the more working angle comes from the "depth" of the u joint ears being set off from the shaft. where as your CV is pretty much u joint on u joint.

    it's a nice idea just not too streetable.
     
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    kind of pricy at first but better in long run. i found a ih truck with divorced 205 and all frame mounting brackets. as thay are 34" frames like are chevys are.

    mount the case dead middle of front and rear axles and have some nice drive line angles and can flip shafts around if needed if ya blow one up.

    only thing is you will need to swap to 2x4 tranny.

    i will be doing this in a crew cab soon with about 9" lift.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    1310 u-joints can run at a max of 30 degrees. 1350 u-joints can only run at 20 degrees. What is shown, 1480 u-joints using the yoke off of dana 60 shafts, can run ~40 degrees. The 1480 joint and the yokes off of the dana 60 axle shafts are designed to be part of the steering, which is why they have high angle capacity.
     
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    sorry to hi-jack but what angle can 1410 u-joints run at?
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think it's about 32-34 max.
     
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    Welcome to the site. Just going to throw this out there, but Tom Woods has a new ujoint that you may be interested in. It is suppose to give you 10 more degrees. I have no experience with it and have not heard any feedback on it. It may help you out a little. I just spoke to Jess at High Angle Driveline yesterday about my new shafts. I am going that route. Jess is the man.

    Here is the link to Tom Woods site. Click on the "superfex ujoint" link in the middle of the page: http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html

    Eric
     
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    ok so i just managed to make a shaft off a suburban fit. It required shortening, and the U joint needed to be ground out in a few places. But i put it on this morning and i took it out and raged it arround and it did fine. So i think im going to stick with this for now and see how it holds up.
     
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    what about taking some coin and doing a doubler. then your front shaft just became like 8-10" longer and will run at less angle and your'll have something to show for it.
     

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