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Re: [oletrucks] Drive Shaft Donors

To: "Ole Trucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Drive Shaft Donors
From: "WR Teto" <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 01:45:39 -0400
Paul, I roamed around the junkyard, probably measured about 50 shafts until I 
found one from an 80's
Oldsmobile station wagon that fit "as-is".  I found that most sedan drive 
shafts from the 80's will
generally be too short, and I found that a 70-72 Chevelle was about 1/2" too 
long.  I bought my Olds
drive shaft for $10 and just went to the LAPD (local auto parts dealer) for new 

Wally / Templeton, MA  (in heaven while crawling around the local boneyard)
53 3100 rod project
72 Chevy Malibu

> I set the engine and transmission (350/350) in the bare frame for the
> last time this weekend.  It's all nestled in there nice and pretty.  I
> have the power steering & alternator on, the power brake master cylinder
> is in place and I'm about ready for brake lines and a driveshaft.
> I measured the distance from the end of the transmission output spline
> to the u-joint and came up with 55".  The u-joint measurement is 3 1/2"
> wide with 1 1/2" u-bolts.  Do you all have any recommendations on either
> a donor drive shaft or recommendation on having one built?  I was
> thinking of contacting denny's drive line service or Inland Empire -- I
> see them advertise in the magazines quite a bit.  There is also a shop
> in Springfield MO, called Springfield brake that re-arched and rebuilt
> the springs that can fabricate drivelines.  I can contact them to see
> what a drive shaft would run.

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