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Old 10-22-2006, 11:51 PM
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before spending $300+ for a drive shaft, i was wondering if anyone would know of any chevy drive shaft that would fit my 39 ford coupe. it has a 350 chevy turbo trans and a 9" ford rear end in it. there is a drive shaft in it now, but the guy that started this build shortened it himself and did a terrible job. any info would be appreciated.

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Depending on the yoke on the 9 inch Ford ... a factory issued driveshaft may be possible. My 59 Ford rear end uses the same U-joint as a Corvette.

I suggest finding a driveshaft that is longer than you need ... that fits into your transmission and then just have it shortened by a driveshaft shop ... with the U-joint you need on the shortened end. I have done this many times ...

I did this about 4 weeks ago for a friend ... and the driveshaft shop charged $125 to shorten and rebalance. They also put the correct U-joint end on the driveshaft ( NEW U-joint too ) The used driveshaft ( with the correct fitting yoke for the transmission ) was $25 ( junk yard )

I just slip the driveshaft into the transmission and put it in to where the seal was riding before ... and them measure back to the center of the U-joint.

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'Bout the same as I paid in my area as well - a shop that caters to trucks is what I have found here to be the best for that type of service.

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before spending $300+ for a drive shaft, i was wondering if anyone would know of any chevy drive shaft that would fit my 39 ford coupe. it has a 350 chevy turbo trans and a 9" ford rear end in it. there is a drive shaft in it now, but the guy that started this build shortened it himself and did a terrible job. any info would be appreciated.

Gee Wiz Dude! $300?

It's about 100 even to build one from scratch here. All you need is a lenght and what type of 9" yoke your using.
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Driveshafts are often easier than you might think...most people don't know.....

that there are conversion u-joints available at YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE to mate your Chevy driveshaft to your 9" Ford rear.
Determine the length driveshaft you need. Find an appropriate length at your local junkyard, they'll have racks full of them with the car or truck application written on them. DON'T FORGET YOUR TAPE MEASURE!
Go to your parts store, look up the u-joint for the car the shaft came from, buy a new one for the front. Look up the u-joint that fits the reraend you have, write that number down. Go to the section of the catalog with conversion or combination u-joints listed. There will be a chart , find your shafts rear joint number(usually the same as the front one, but not always) look on the chart and find the joint that joins yours to the rear end one and buy one.
Install your front yoke, install your rear joint, install your driveshaft, go for a ride.
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Driveshafts

There is a site called denny's driveshafts that has all the info you need to correctly measure up the shaft that you need
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