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Re: [oletrucks] Drive Shaft Donors

To: WR Teto <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Drive Shaft Donors
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 07:41:56 -0700
WR, Do you remember what model wagon that was?

WR Teto wrote:

> 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 u-joints.
> 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.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

New Mexico Jim
50 3100  ton
51 6??? two ton dump
54 two ton for parts

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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