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70.25" Carbon Fiber Driveshaft

Discussion in 'Differential & Driveline' started by spddm0n, May 10, 2019.

  1. spddm0n

    spddm0n Junior Member

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    Hey all -

    I recently acquired an '83 C10 2WD long bed truck and it had a carbon fiber driveshaft that came with it. The drive shaft is 70.25" long (joint to joint)! This seems to be quite long, compared with most of the discussion I read about, regarding driveshaft length. Is this the length of an OEM driveshaft?

    The truck is originally a manual transmission chassis, though it had a Turbo 350 in the bed when I acquired it. The transmission had a 6" tail shaft, so I'm not certain of how all the dimensions equate, but I'm wondering if this driveshaft could be used on this truck.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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    Not sure, but given the rotating mass of the rest of your drive train, it may not be worth the trouble.
     
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    Hey, thanks for the reply. I imagine the design intent would be for a high horsepower application. I'm just curious what setup would require such a length. I still have the OEM GM two-piece driveshaft, and it's actually longer! About 80.25" (give or take 1/4").

    I'm wondering if the Turbo 350 transmission that came with it would have lined up to the 10-bolt rear axle. ??
     
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