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Old 04-05-2018, 07:57 PM
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I've been given the shaft on many occasions. Hasn't helped yet.

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Old 04-05-2018, 09:13 PM
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I had a friend who was a machinest who used to shorten driveshafts for a bunch of us. He could not balance them but as long as he could cut them in front of the weight, I never had one to vibrate. Only needing to shorten this one 1/2", I think I could do it. I have a dial indicator so I could make sure it was true with minimul run out.

He would make sure the yokes were installed in phase with the same orientation running a line through the tube and yoke.

I watched a few YouTube videos today just to get some ideas.

We'll see. I would still rather not use Melvin's if it has to be modified even though he gave it to me.

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Not really a hurry to modify it right now anyway. Use it to move the car around under it's own power until it's ready for the road and then decide what you want to do. It should be a couple months..
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just a thought,I don't think I would cut it right now,when the weight of the body is on the frame it will change some,,mabe add a couple of buddies in it to simulate the weight of the interior,then see the difference if any in the clearance in the yoke and tailshaft.
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Not really a hurry to modify it right now anyway. Use it to move the car around under it's own power until it's ready for the road and then decide what you want to do. It should be a couple months..
Agreed. There is no big hurry. According to some forum threads I have been reading, '69-72 Chevelle and '85 series square body Chevy PU with turbo 350 both use a 55.5" shaft. Next time Barb and I feel like taking a ride, it may be to Zwoodbury though. It's about 2 hours away.

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just a thought,I don't think I would cut it right now,when the weight of the body is on the frame it will change some,,mabe add a couple of buddies in it to simulate the weight of the interior,then see the difference if any in the clearance in the yoke and tailshaft.
I thought maybe if Barb and I both sat on the back of the frame I could at least see which way it was moving. Barb sat down and immediately fell over backwards, landing on her back, with head hitting the concrete.

I should have realized her coordination is not good enough to do that sort of thing anymore. She is ok but it was scarey. I made her skip taking a nap because I wanted to make sure she did not have any signs of a concussion.

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I am So sorry to hear that John,prayers for Barb tonight that she is and will be fine.if if you need help tomorrow on the car or any thing else, let me know I will come up ,and help if you need it or want it.
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I am So sorry to hear that John,prayers for Barb tonight that she is and will be fine.if if you need help tomorrow on the car or any thing else, let me know I will come up ,and help if you need it or want it.
Thank you very much David. We went out to eat with the car club tonight. She is fine physicaly but it was really scary.

I tend to make every little portion of a build it's own project. I don't multi-task very well. When I was assembling the engine, all i wanted to do was the engine and I wanted to see it done.

The drive shaft will be the same way. It will be hard for me to put it on the back burner until it is built and painted. A personal flaw maybe but it allows me to have lots of little successes instead of a long drawn out build with little feeling of accomplishment until the end.

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Thank you very much David. We went out to eat with the car club tonight. She is fine physicaly but it was really scary.

I tend to make every little portion of a build it's own project. I don't multi-task very well. When I was assembling the engine, all i wanted to do was the engine and I wanted to see it done.

The drive shaft will be the same way. It will be hard for me to put it on the back burner until it is built and painted. A personal flaw maybe but it allows me to have lots of little successes instead of a long drawn out build with little feeling of accomplishment until the end.

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Wow, scary is right, sorry to read that she fell.
As for the driveshaft, if it is going to "drive" you crazy, take it out and hide it in a corner so you can get on to the next project...
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Thank you very much David. We went out to eat with the car club tonight. She is fine physicaly but it was really scary.

I tend to make every little portion of a build it's own project. I don't multi-task very well. When I was assembling the engine, all i wanted to do was the engine and I wanted to see it done.

The drive shaft will be the same way. It will be hard for me to put it on the back burner until it is built and painted. A personal flaw maybe but it allows me to have lots of little successes instead of a long drawn out build with little feeling of accomplishment until the end.

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Gotta keep that enthusiasm up! It sure is important. I too, cringed at y'all's scare. Hate those. Good thing we are built tough.
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Agreed. There is no big hurry. According to some forum threads I have been reading, '69-72 Chevelle and '85 series square body Chevy PU with turbo 350 both use a 55.5" shaft. Next time Barb and I feel like taking a ride, it may be to Zwoodbury though. It's about 2 hours away.



I thought maybe if Barb and I both sat on the back of the frame I could at least see which way it was moving. Barb sat down and immediately fell over backwards, landing on her back, with head hitting the concrete.

I should have realized her coordination is not good enough to do that sort of thing anymore. She is ok but it was scarey. I made her skip taking a nap because I wanted to make sure she did not have any signs of a concussion.

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OMG how scary! I'm sorry John, damn it, that is friggin scary! Poor Barb, she didn't get any bumps or anything? She sounds even tougher than you if that's possible.

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Next time Barb and I feel like taking a ride, it may be to Woodbury though. It's about 2 hours away.John
I can get to Woodbury in 5 minutes...
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I can get to Woodbury in 5 minutes...

That is good but I'm guessing we can't meet for lunch.

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That is good but I'm guessing we can't meet for lunch.

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Well, we could, but someone would need to drive about 920 miles and 16 hours...
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Well, we could, but someone would need to drive about 920 miles and 16 hours...
We'll get Pugsy to do the driving. He likes to drive fast! :

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