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Old 05-13-2004, 01:21 AM
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Driveshaft lengthening

Can anyone give me an approximate price on lengthening my driveshaft??Its a two piece and the front is gonna need 2' added on and be balanced.
Also is it nessasary to have both peaces of the shaft at the machine shop for balancing or just the piece being lengthened?
FYI its only like 2' diameter its a tiny little Volvo driveshaft.

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Personally I would not have it lengthened, i would have a whole new forward shaft fabricated. I just had a 41" shaft with a rear U-joint and a front yoke for a 700R4 fabricated and it cost $250.

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It's easier to just salvage your ends and weld them onto a length of mechanical tubing, $250 sounds about right for a balanced custom driveshaft.

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Originally posted by 4 Jaw Chuck You'll never break it!
Well maybe not the shaft,but you should see the chinsy yoke setup Volvo uses,4 5/16 bolts holding two flat plates together.I'm gonna keep a stock load of grade 8 bolts an a couple wrenches in the trunk.
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$250 sounds very high for a drive shaft. I only paid $130 for two new yokes, 61" tube, new u joints , balanced and painted.. Does not seem that long ago, I had a front shaft made up for my 68 Bronco which included a CV joint as well and it was under $100. Outfit called Six States Drive Lines did it. Second thought, that was about 12 years ago. Time flies when you are having fun!!

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Got a quote from Inland Driveline for $350 and that did not include shipping. My $250 driveshaft was fabricated at a well known Houston driveshaft shop that specializes in street rods, drag cars, and muscle cars. It is a work of art, and was computer welded and balanced. $250 was a bargain, believe me.

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$250!

Damn, that's high. Here in Mo. I had loehsi Enterprises biuld a custom lightwieght drive shaft for a circle track car. It uses spicer front and rear U- joints, small ford 9" rear yoke with a front chevy yoke and at 30" long it weighs 5 pounds. All this for $155 and I started with no part's. $35 for shortening or lenghting with balance.

Send it to me and I can set it up for you. If it comes out cheaper for you. Loesi been doing driveline work for over 40 years. Not a person I've met ever had anything bad to say about him.
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I had mine done at inland truck parts (ITP) and it only costed $90.
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Where were all you guys with these bargain driveshafts when I was searching around for one?

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