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Old 04-26-2013, 03:51 AM
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I would like to install a front drive shaft safety loop on my 5 speed trans mount. Does any one out there have a recommendation as to who makes one. Will if installed effect the engineering of the drive shaft angle to much? There seems to be many weld on applications and or bolt on, these would be a last resort for me as I do not care to drill or weld on this nearly stock hot rod.

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if u don't want to drill or weld ?? how are u planing on attaching it.. do u have a cross member within a foot or so from the front u joint ?? the loop does not come in contact with d-shaft only if a failure so the angle of shaft is not affected. how about using 1/4 x1" flat bar and making your own ??
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Would this change the engineering at all. I do have the ability to make such a thing.
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Summit Racing and other places sell drive-shaft safety loops. I would take a look at one to see if it would work.

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Would this change the engineering at all. I do have the ability to make such a thing.
if u have a vice and a BFH u can bend the flat bar as u like. it will not have any effect of the angle of the drive shaft.. cause it don't touch it until a U-joint fails. then the angle will change and u'll know it very soon... but as 75 mentioned, check out suppliers and see what they have.. might be cheap and not worth the trouble of making one..
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Would this change the engineering at all. I do have the ability to make such a thing.
if you make a mount that raises the tail of the trans yes that change the angles..

the 1984 up gm b bodys, have a bracket and mounts factory, you could get the mounts(they are spot welded on do plan on drilling out spot welds on doner)
and will keep driveshaft up in the tunnel if it breaks the ujoint..
and when installed will look factory..

the ones sold by summit ect bolt through the floor.. with 4 bolts..
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Drive shaft loop

Thanks for your help. Tried to locate the info you kindly sent. Found charts referring to body types. Can you send the link per chance. I like the idea of staying stock if possible!
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