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Hi installing 2000 S10 drive line in a 1926 REO 4 door the old rear end was
center in the frame the S10 is off center by an inch or so I will have to carry it through with the motor mounts any hints

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No, minor offsets are the norm on modern drivetrains. Look at just about any Ford rear wheel drive built since 55.

My stock Dodge Dakota delivery truck has the engine offset over three inches.
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Hi installing 2000 S10 drive line in a 1926 REO 4 door the old rear end was
center in the frame the S10 is off center by an inch or so I will have to carry it through with the motor mounts any hints
Why?

The U-joints can't tell if the offset is up-and-down or side-to-side. Put the rear axle where it needs to be. Put the engine/trans where it needs to be. Build a driveshaft to fit between the two. Just be sure that the trans output shaft and rear axle pinion shaft are PARALLEL. They don't need to be in line in either axis. All you have to look out for is tunnel clearance and total U-joint angle.
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