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driveshaft issues

ive got a 1966 chevy c10 327/th350 trans/3,5 drop and some other goodies.im getting ready to install a stall converter so the trans must come down,the only problem is the driveshaft is solid with no slip yoke so theres no way to move it fowerd or backwards,how would i go about removing it,do i have to back the rear end out or what?

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The slip yoke is in the center support bearing. Take the two bolts that hold the center support bearing out and the shaft will sort of bend and then can be moved out of the way. I support the rear of the engine with a sissor jack. I then remove the transmission crossmember. I then install all-thread in the outer two bellhousing bolt holes to keep the transmission up and in line with the engine. I also put two nuts on the all-thread so the trans will not slide off of the all-thread. I give it a pull and a few tuggs. When it is back far enough you can drop the torque converter out and the install the new one. Push the trans back into place and start tightening her into place. Sounds kind of shade-tree but it works.

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The slip yoke is in the center support bearing. Take the two bolts that hold the center support bearing out and the shaft will sort of bend and then can be moved out of the way. I support the rear of the engine with a sissor jack. I then remove the transmission crossmember. I then install all-thread in the outer two bellhousing bolt holes to keep the transmission up and in line with the engine. I also put two nuts on the all-thread so the trans will not slide off of the all-thread. I give it a pull and a few tuggs. When it is back far enough you can drop the torque converter out and the install the new one. Push the trans back into place and start tightening her into place. Sounds kind of shade-tree but it works.

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lol...I know how to put a torque converter in....the problem is I cant get the driveshaft off...it wont slide forward or back...hell,I busted my rear U-joint trying to!! what do I do!! .. ( by the way this is my only vehicle) ....lol
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what if you jacked the rear up as high as you can , then put jack stands under the frame. this would unload the rear suspension and drop down your rear end. maybe this would give you enough play to pull out the driveshaft? if this is what you're trying to do?
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Remove rear u-joint and remove rear drive shaft, remove the two bolts holding the hanger bear support and support the shaft. The short drive shaft will now slide out of the trans easily.
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