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Old 12-12-2002, 11:34 AM
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Iam getting close to needing a drive shaft for my ride. Wonder what would be the best way to go about it. Should I just load the whole thing up on a trailer and take it to a drive line shop and have one made?? Or can I find one at the bone yard the is to long and cut it down to fit then take it and have it balanced? Whatch ya'll think?

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Maverick, since you asked for the best way, then load 'er up and take it to the drive line shop. They do all the measuring, balancing etc, which gives the best results. If you screw up the measuring, you bought it and cutting and welding a drive shaft takes a little skill and proper tools to get it right and it's hard to balance out an untrue shaft.

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You can do a good job w/o hauling the whole car to the shop. Install the tranny yoke on the tail shaft and slide it out an inch from being bottomed out. Accurately measure the distance between the rear end yoke and the tranny yoke and take this measurement to the driveline shop along with the shaft yokes they need and they can make you up a shaft that will bolt reight in.
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I am putting in a turbo 350 and a 350 in my 56 chevy truck, I heard that impala had a driveshaft that would boolt in, is this true? Pr is there one that canor should I just go to my local driveline shop? Thanks
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I am putting in a turbo 350 and a 350 in my 56 chevy truck, I heard that impala had a driveshaft that would boolt in, is this true? Pr is there one that canor should I just go to my local driveline shop? Thanks
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I have had several drive shafts built locally. Race and street. Slide the yolk into the transmission back it out about an inch measure between the two and take them with you to the driveline shop. If you have a longer shaft that is straight take it also, it will save you some bucks.
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