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lets talk driveshaft to driveshaft...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    okay, here is my situtation...like many other out there I am poor....this week's gas and groceries ate up my pocketbook and i am still stuck with a bad drive shaft...no local people that can balance one and it has to be fixed. I dont want to be the next flipped vehicle from the rear driveshaft popping out the transfer case.

    So far i have located one rear driveshaft in a bone yard on a K5 its a 73', slip yoke, but half the yoke is on the transfercase ya know what I am talking about? I think its a np203 I am looking at. Is it at all possible to make this work? Plus i remember I have to worry about spline issues...I may have time to hit a few different yards this weekend...so can i only take them out of K5's? and Np208's like what i have now?

    My truck is stock 31's 350 / sm465 / np208

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
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  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A '73 with a slip yoke? Thats unheard of. Slip yokes didnt start til '80. And 203's dont have slip yokes. All 203's are fixed yokes. '79 was the last year for 203's.

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  3. RedDwarf

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    "Half of it's on the transfer case".
    He's talking about a regular shaft with the slip yoke in the shaft.

    No it will not work anless you can eliminate the slip yoke on your NP 208. Dodge 208's use a fixed yoke rear, and Drivelineman (Jess) talked about coming up with a kit, but I haven't heard anyhting more. Besides, that would be outside your budget right now.

    Keep looking for a shaft to fit your truck.
    Try eBay.

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  4. tRustyK5

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    I still have my old driveshaft, also from a SM 465-NP208 Jimmy. As far as I kow all it needs is one U-joint. If you are interested I'd take $20 plus shipping for it...

    Rene

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  5. BowtieBlazer

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    TRustyK5 -- I just PM'ed you

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
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