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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

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50 3100  ton
51 6??? two ton dump
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