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Using a bolt in yoke as a slip yoke

The drive line shop guy told me that i can use my bolt in yoke as a slip yoke if i forget about the bolt and washer and weld a cap onto it. Is this true or not?

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He said because it slides damn near all the way in and its almost as long as a regular slip yoke that it will be fine. Im reading mostly different so far though. I know denny's offers a conversion yoke. I have a bolt in yoke that would be cool to use because its 1350. Like i said its almost as long as a slip in yoke
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They can be used as a slip yoke. In a lower horsepower application. Or a vehicle with limited rear suspension travel. But, you have to be well versed on their function and the length of driveshaft.

They have to be set up with minimum fore-aft internal shaft clearance. Too little and you bind up driveshaft when suspension moves, wipe out internals in trans. Too much and you haven't enuf splines to keep driveshaft from stripping or twisting spline or whipping/vibrating at speed.

I have seen improperly set up ones take out the tailshaft bushing and twist the last inch or so of the trans shaft off. Bend driveshaft..
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Guess I shouldn't do this. Off to try and sell this dang yoke i just bought so I can get the conversion yoke from denny's. Even if I have to eat the 100 bones spent and put this yoke on the shelf for a later project... I've invested too much already in this trans to eff it off over half an inch and 125 bucks. Thanks guys for the advice, I know im hard headed.
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Guess I shouldn't do this. Off to try and sell this dang yoke i just bought so I can get the conversion yoke from denny's. Even if I have to eat the 100 bones spent and put this yoke on the shelf for a later project... I've invested too much already in this trans to eff it off over half an inch and 125 bucks. Thanks guys for the advice, I know im hard headed.
Hit up the junk yards. Most people are looking for the shorter yokes and pass on the longer ones. I see tons of the long yokes that came out of the 208 transfer case "which is the same" as your 400 laying around. Try and get one cheap..

Shorten it and have it counter bored and it will work just fine.
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all the junkyards are picked bone dry around here for th400 4L80e parts, that was my first stop thought id beable to find everything i needed for the swap at the junkyard....nope.

be alot cooler if it was

208?
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all the junkyards are picked bone dry around here for th400 4L80e parts, that was my first stop thought id beable to find everything i needed for the swap at the junkyard....nope.

be alot cooler if it was

208?
Well..That idea didnt work then..

Google spicer 3-3-2431X

You will need to counter bore that yoke also.
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So I can't just counter bore the stationary yoke?
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So I can't just counter bore the stationary yoke?
Your yoke is already counter bored the correct amount. But it's the incorrect yoke for your usage.
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