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Square heads...is this right?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Jun 4, 2005.

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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    For those with square shafts. Did I do this right? Will this work with the cv shaft?
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    So nobody else on this site has ever made a sqaure drive shaft? :confused:
     
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    is that for a tractor ????
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    No its for the sail boat in my signature. :xmas:
     
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    john ask on NC4x4... several people over there have square fronts. rich and Rk do for sure, might get a better response over there
     
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    Looks like the round tubing is larger than the square, how did you get them to fit together? Looks like that joint could be a weak spot, unless my eyes are decieving me.
     
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    Sometimes you just have to be patient, not everyone reads every post or every day, particularly on the week end.

    It should work like that, assuming the welds and material are up to it. The top looks good as much as I can see, but the bottom is not how I would have done it. On mine, I welded the yokes directly to the square tube. That round tube, assuming it's the stock tube, is going to be the weakest point.

    My square shafts are not CV, they use 1410 on both ends. One thing I have discovered though is that there can be a LOT of friction when these things are under torque. It broke my trans while climbing a waterfall when a spring broke and let the axle move forward violently. No where near bottoming out, but the friction wouldn't let it collapse so it was like a solid bar shoved into the back of the tc. So you need to find some way to keep it well greased or use some sort of dry lubricant. Due to problems with sand contamination out here, I'm going with dry...

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