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Drive shaft length's chart? Is there one?

Looking for a chart with drive shaft lenght's.

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Why? For what?

Sorry if I/we seem abrupt new guy, but that is not a good question as we are not mind readers on the particular vehicle you are looking at as there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 5000 different makes ever made, worldwide with variations to every brand
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In other words, it's not something important enough that anybody ever bothered to take the time and effort to make a "chart" of. Most guys just have one built from scratch or find one longer and have it cut down.

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In other words, it's not something important enough that anybody ever bothered to take the time and effort to make a "chart" of. Most guys just have one built from scratch or find one longer and have it cut down.

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That's the only way to make it fit for sure.

For instance, Ford rear ends. Is it a 1310 or 1330 yoke and oh, by the way, is it a short yoke, long yoke differential or - holy @#$% it's a flange instead - and that trans mission output yoke - C4/C6/FMX/AOD/Cruisomatic - and that's the same thing all over. Now, add in the 7.5", 8",8.8" 9-3/8 plus GM 10 and 12 bolt, etc, etc, etc. Now multiply that by just the different models/engines/transmission combo choices of each brand - and suddenly you have thousands of different possibilities.

The Hollander interchange the salvage dealers use might help, but that's still iffy
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That's the only way to make it fit for sure.

For instance, Ford rear ends. Is it a 1310 or 1330 yoke and oh, by the way, is it a short yoke, long yoke differential or - holy @#$% it's a flange instead - and that trans mission output yoke - C4/C6/FMX/AOD/Cruisomatic - and that's the same thing all over. Now, add in the 7.5", 8",8.8" 9-3/8 plus GM 10 and 12 bolt, etc, etc, etc. Now multiply that by just the different models/engines/transmission combo choices of each brand - and suddenly you have thousands of different possibilities.

The Hollander interchange the salvage dealers use might help, but that's still iffy
And don't forget to add in whether it is a golf cart, Terex, short bed, long bed, 2wd, AWD, front shaft, rear shaft, and so on and so forth.

Even the junk yards with the help of Hollander go crazy over shafts.
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Looking for a chart with drive shaft lenght's.
A page that might help- http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/how_to_measure.html
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I'm guessing that the O.P. is looking for a reference that allows easy junkyard shopping for a different driveshaft. Unfortunately, such a database would be hugely unmanageable. Here's an example: You would think that there would only be a handful of driveshaft lengths for the 1968-72 GM A-body cars. Unfortunately, the actual number is larger than you think. There were four different wheelbase lengths times two different transmission lengths times at least two different rear axle flange to centerline lengths. That makes 16 different driveshaft lengths just for these relatively common cars over only five model years. Oh, and compound that with the fact that AT cars got rubber isolated driveshafts while MT cars got solid ones.
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