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homemade cv rear driveshaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the excuse, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. the excuse

    the excuse 1/2 ton status

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    is it possibe to put the cv from the front drivehaft on a 208 t case onto the rear slip yoke where it connects to the shaft.
    maybe you could use some napa U joints? could this be streetable? posted on someone elses post but thought it could use its own. i cant see any problems with this as long as the right u joints are found and the ballance isnt too offset.
     
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    Welcome to CK5.

    Why would you want to put that tiny ass CV in you REAR shaft which is the only thing you've got left to get home on once you break it up front?
     
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    i dint know the front driveshaft was weaker than the back. that would ruin the idea then.
     
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    The 208s rear output is the same as a th-400. Some older big gm cars used a cv slip yoke. I had one out of an old pontiac bonneville that had double cartigans on both ends.
     
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    did you put new u joints in then put it into your existing driveshaft? i have 3 inch blocks in the back with a 12 bolt will the shaft be too long?
     
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    thor were any special u joints needed, how did it work in the end?
     
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    Some older cadillacs had two cv's or cartigans or whatever you call them on both ends of the shaft. Good luck getting it to fit on the rear axle pinion. It can be done but its gona take some messing around for sure.
     
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    The only way is to cut it to length and weld on the back end from your existing d/s. You can not use the whole shaft as they are like 5' long. I never used mine, it was a bandaid for a 208, short wheel base, too much lift, and a shackle flip that caused strange d/l angles. I traded the project off unfinnished (my specialty)
     
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    Hahahaha, they said cartigans... :haha:












    I had to bump it. I just had to. :p:
     

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