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Tail shaft change???

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I have a 93 LT1 and 700r4 out of a corvette. It has a strange looking tail shaft. Can I swap the tail shaft with another one. Anyone done this before? Thanx for the help!

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there are several versions of the 700R tailshaft housings, with different speedo sensors also, but most are interchangeable with a little work.
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depends on what you are needing to do.

the vette tail housing is slightly shorter and the out put shaft is shorter too.

A real vette 700 tranny case will not have a spot for the tranny mount to bolt onto.

many ppl bolt on a tail housing with a tranny mount on it. it works OK , but it looks odd since the vette output shaft does not stick out of the regular length tail housing

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I bought a rubber mount and a weld in crossmember for the 700r4. Then I realized this thing doesn't have a place on it to bolt to the crossmember.

So you're saying that I can find another tail to install on the tranny? What about a driveshaft? I don't have one yet and my rear end is a 8.8 ford out of a 99 F150. I have a 48 F1 that will be the recipient of the LT1 and 700r4. Isn't the vette drive shaft aluminum? Can I improvise? This is my first attempt at building a rod. I'm not very knowledgeable but I am trying to acquire all the skills neccessary to build a safe and dependable truck.

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Lets see if this works.....:

these tail housings run bout $50.00 when you can find them. Off of wagons and such type cars.

This is a vette tranny with the mentioned housing on it for photo purpose.




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Thanks for the photo. I assume if I change the tail I can use any drive shaft? Where do I look for the tail in the photo? Is there a part number? Specification?
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What about a driveshaft? I don't have one yet and my rear end is a 8.8 ford out of a 99 F150.

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I had an s-10 with a 700R4 and an 8.8 ford rear. I dug around in the junkyard driveshaft pile and found one marked 2000 explorer.
It fit my truck perfect with the flange in the rear to bolt right on the rear end, I used a cross over u joint and GM slip yoke up front.
This was a 3" (or 3 1/2") aluminum driveshaft. There were others there in different lengths.
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