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slip yoke interchangability (Is that even a word)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by joshua632, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. joshua632

    joshua632 Guest

    I recently swapped out the 305/700R4/208 setup out of my 86 k5 for a 355/th350/203 setup out of a 77 3/4 truck. for now I have the rear driveshaft out of a 77k5 that also had a 203 t-case so I bought a conversion u-joint to adapt that to my ten bolt rear end. Now my question is next weekend I am swapping in the 3/4 axle too. Will the slip yoke off of the truck rear d-shaft fit the d-shaft from the 77k5 (this would keep me from buying another conversion ujoint especially since the truck has new u-joints in it.)
     
  2. joshua632

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    Really? No one knows if the slip yoke from a 3/4 ton drive shaft will fit on a 1/2 drive shaft. Come on guys someone has done this. I need to know so I can order my conversion u-joint early enough to have it by saturday if necessary.
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    You mean you plan to remove the end of the shaft and weld in the other ? Are you going to have it balanced etc ? I think there is a joint to go from 12 bolt ( your 77 203 shaft was for a 12 bolt truck ) to 14 bolt . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    This was posted in the members forum :

    Conversions:

    1310 (12 bolt) to S44 (10 bolt) 3-3130
    Saginaw S44 to 1350 (3/4/1 ton) 2-1153
    1310 to 1350 3-3140
     
  5. joshua632

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    What i have planned, if it will work is just to swap the slip yokes on the two D-shafts. This way I have the correct U-joint already installed. So i guess what I am asking is are the 3/4 ton and the 1/2 ton driveshafts the same diameter and the same spline count on the slip yoke end? I would just check it myself but my parts truck is 60 miles from here and if they are different I want to have the correct parts ready so I don't have any down time. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not even thinking right this morning, your 203 is fixed yoke so shaft has a slip. DUH on my part /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Good question. If no one knows you have the number for the u-joint now. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  7. joshua632

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    Yeah Thanks I call the local Autozone and they have to order it so I am very grateful for the speedy response. But if anyone knows if the other yoke will fit please respond. Thanks in advance /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    ttt again!
     
  10. joshua632

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    Oh come on guys, someone has done this or tried to.
     
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    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Are you talking about cutting the shaft and welding in the end from another shaft?

    If so, I just had 3 shafts cut down and new slips put on them, and they said that there are different tube thicknesses and would not know until they cut it open.
     
  12. joshua632

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    No, I'm not cutting anything I want to know if the slip yoke (the end that slides back and forth) from one will fit the other. I'm just going to change that.
     

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