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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 AM
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So you cut the Slip Yoke?
Hope you have enough spline engagement on the Output Shaft.

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yessir im not sure where this shaft came from (a few mysteries left from previous owners) but i know its not an s10 shaft and the slip yoke after pushed into the tranny all the way was still exposed about 2 1/2 inches so i cut an inch off instead of wasting money thanks for your concern tho ss
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Just today had a request from the business next to me.

They had an "old guy" shorten the shaft for a custom unitbody Ford pickup. They said 67" the guy heard 57". Now they want me to add 10" back into the shaft!!.. I don't think so...
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Hay man, my '54 3100 jus blew the 2-3 sprag on a 350 turbo and I switch to a 700r I had, was going thru the same dilama, have a Astro Van out back and wola, the driveshaft fit,problem solved. See Y-all in Daytona for the Turkey Run.
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drive shaft cut

I have cut a lot using the farmer boy method. First find a drive shaft with no or very small factory balance weights. I lay the shaft on the steel table and use an angle iron next to it to scribe a straight alignment end to end . and spray some paint so you don't put it back together 180* out . I then chuck it in the lathe and make the first cut partially thru the rear, weld bead,, then measure the amount to be cut out and partially make that cut, then with the steady rest accurately adjusted, finish cut the end off, then finish the center cut, put it back to gether then as noted above tack weld, safety hoop.
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