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Drive shaft length for 96 s10 v8 swap

Hello guys I am going to hopefully put my new 350 and 350 turbo transmission in my 96 chevy s10 this coming weekend and the truck recently had a turbo 700r4 but I ditched it and was wondering would I still be able to use my old drive shaft? I know the turbo 350 is longer then the 700r4 I think but I don't know for sure I already sold it so I forgot to measure but anyway does anyone know what a correct length drive shaft would be? Hope someone can direct me in the right direction and save me a lot of time and hassel of having to cut one and size it up and take back out etc.
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s 10 swap

I did a ranger 5.0 swap and a couple companies specialize in mini-truck V 8 and have a lot of Info..I don't remember which company I used but they had both ranger and s 10 kits and good info in the stuff they sent me.
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The 700R4 is about 3" longer than a TH350 with 6" tail housing, TH350 with 9" tail is same length as the 700R4, so you may need a longer driveshaft. Or find a 82 and older S10 that came with the 200C trans so you can grab the crossmember and driveshaft. http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/how_to_measure.html
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Most guys that install a V-8 in a S-10 , leave the drive shaft in place.

Bolt the new trans in place of the old so the drive shaft length is correct.

This applied to the 1980's version of the S-10 , not sure about the 1990's design.
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Hello guys I am going to hopefully put my new 350 and 350 turbo transmission in my 96 chevy s10 this coming weekend and the truck recently had a turbo 700r4 but I ditched it and was wondering would I still be able to use my old drive shaft? I know the turbo 350 is longer then the 700r4 I think but I don't know for sure I already sold it so I forgot to measure but anyway does anyone know what a correct length drive shaft would be? Hope someone can direct me in the right direction and save me a lot of time and hassel of having to cut one and size it up and take back out etc.
Thanks
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the original driveshaft should work. everyone i put together had a 700r4 in it before and the driveshaft always worked with a 6 inch tailshaft 350 turbo. see if it will work, i bet it will.
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Well I hope it will work out that way all I knos is that on my 86 s10 my dad had to get another driveshaft from something else or something like that and he had to cut it and try to place it at different spots and use a dial gage to make sure it had proper clearance of some sorts. I don't know anything about driveshafts but man I would love to learn these things. Thanks guys for your help. I might eventually get new drive shafts for both of my trucks one of these days. Thanks again
Eric
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