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tonybolton

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extremetownie

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ford has one to they are about $250 used on ebay.
 

Eddyj

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Short story: front driveshaft

Long story: when I laid out my buggy I have a 1 piece front shaft. And front and rear driveshafts are only about 3 inches difference. (To only carry one spare). So at full bump my front shaft just kisses my starter bolt. I was thinking might be an easy (cheap and half assed) way to get a smaller diameter drive shaft. I’m losing about an 1.5 up travel on front axle at the axle on passenger side.
 

Eddyj

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I finally installed front hydraulic bumps and wanted to get the full travel. I dont feel like the added complexity and cost of a two piece shaft is worth an inch of travel.
Plus I built a temp front driveshaft 3 years ago just to ride and it’s still in there. It was super thin walled and has held up surprisingly well. I figure with the relatively low HP and deep gearing in Rockwells the drive shafts aren’t seeing massive loads.
 

ToledoDan

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cut out a section and put a piece of square stock where it "just kisses" the starter bolt? :spin::dblthumb::dunno:
Bet it sounds cool when it kisses the bolt! lol
 

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TBItoy

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Used a Dana 44 axle shaft (1310 joint) on my boss's rig as a front drivesaft to get past the pass side of the 700r4 with a 231/Dana 20 tcase. It works.

Used the same drive shaft when he went Th400-Atlas.


You could get a 1480 yoke for the tcase. That's probably the most expensive tho. Unless you got a flange setup
 
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