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Old 12-28-2011, 06:38 AM
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i believe i would cut that mess off and start over. nothing wrong with a clip if done right. beats a weak mll set up any day.

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engine q

does a sbc 305 use the same bearings as a 350
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Hi I am new here.I am building a 52 GMC
ask the question here http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...splay.php?f=13 the 47-59 board is good There are some amazing builders there that are helpful now to browse this board. Mark
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Drive shaft u joint doesn't fit rear axle connection

the u joint on the driveshaft isn't the same size as we're it shud get attached on the diff what to buy to make them work together
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Is there a different pinion yoke I can get to fit the u joint

The u joint is not big enough to put u bolts that will secure it firmly in the yoke
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And thus one of my reasons for NOT doing a sub frame clip job on a vintage car, that sucker is likely going to be big problems. We really need to see photos of the attachment. And before you spend any time on it you want to put the cab on and front sheetmetal to be sure the wheels are sitting where they are suppose to be. And measure out the wheel base side to side to be sure it's right. If you remove the shocks and put some nice big allthread you can tighten it up pulling the front down to ride height as well. The rubber bumpers are going to be about an inch and a half from hitting the control arm as I remember.

It does look like a late seventies Camaro.

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not to hyjack, but why, when done correctly (diamond braced) and the build documented , (like in a note book of what was used) there are no issues..
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it's a ratrod so I wont be using fenders

the front isnt a problem right now but the driveshaft that the guy I bought it from gave me doesn't fit te yoke I'm sure I can find a yoke in a junkyard that wil fit the universal joint any input?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:22 AM
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Actually the front end IS your immediate problem because until you get your motor set the driveshaft has no bearing on anything. Also the shaft can be cut and welded (by a qualified shop) to fit your set up.

That front suspension is NOT a second gen F-body and is NOT a G-body. It also is NOT a truck but it is a true mess which needs to be completely redone in order for YOU to KNOW what you are running and for it to be installed safely. THAT does not appear to be a good and safe installation.

Either get a suspension system from a known vehicle or better yet get a new frame and install an IFS kit.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:45 AM
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And quite honestly, the frames are pretty easy to come by. I picked one up after just a few minutes on line found a nice replacement frame for my truck.

I think it was only a few hundred bucks as I remember (this was about two years ago). I started over and am very pleased that I did.

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irregardless of what it came from it is a screaming hack job. most likely will never align. if nothing else cut it off and slide a camaro clip under it. at least it will be safe and the geometry will remain intact.
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pics of what im trying to explain

so i think their shud be a u joint i can buy which will be bigger to fit the yoke
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so i think their shud be a u joint i can buy which will be bigger to fit the yoke

...put the bearing caps on it and it looks like it would be a big enough of a u-joint.

Looks like either 70's chevelle or nova set up up front to me.
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I don't have the bearing caps so how do I know what size to ask for. Since there isn't any threads on the yoke I'll assume it's gonna use u straps what size shud they be or how do I measure it
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Put the straps on it, without the ujoint in it, and put it to where the strap and where the bearing goes make a circle. Then measure that circle, then measure from the little 'tab' on the yoke where the bearing would go (it would be on the very outer edge) from side to side and thats your width.

Do the same for the driveshaft.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/S44-13...oint,6988.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1310-1...ints,6989.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/1310-C...oint,2189.html

there are three that speedway sell, should cover almost all popular domestic u joint size.
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I don't have the bearing caps so how do I know what size to ask for. Since there isn't any threads on the yoke I'll assume it's gonna use u straps what size shud they be or how do I measure it

The Ujoint may have a number on it that you could go to a REAL parts store with and they can cross reference it to what they have.

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