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K5 rear drive shaft

Discussion in 'Differential & Driveline' started by The88, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Anyone have any opinions on custom rear shafts? I lost mine over a year ago and am about to order a custom shaft. Throw your opinions my way!... Or of anyone jas one laying around and can ship it to me would be tits as well.
     
  2. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What broke on your old one?
     
  3. 77 K20

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    I was going to go to a local driveline shop that has been here since the late 60's... but the guy was such an asshole (I'm the only place in town attitude) so I left and ended up having my front and rear ones built by Tom Woods.

    http://www.4xshaft.com/
     
  4. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all! Supporting Member

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    How do ya "lose" a driveshaft?
     
  5. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    70 on the highway and it cut loose from the slip yolk on the t case. So the u joint probably broke. At least the slip was still in the case. Went back looking for it while waiting for a wrecker but it was with no avail.

    It must have either one sprouted wings and flew to heaven or its mangled remains were grabbed by the dark one and drug down to hell. Then again it could have ended up in the grill of the econobox that was riding my ass and rode off into the sun set.
     
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    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all! Supporting Member

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    Great story!
     
  7. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    I could have kept it short and sweet but I woke up this morning full of shit. Not to mention 2 16oz cups of coffee laced with espresso to really get the juices flowing.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Time for a u-joint upgrade then! Along with a matching pinion yoke of course.
     
  10. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Yes sir. Will be straightening that out soon. Well as soon as federal arrives.
     
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    Glad im not the only one lol. State will he here next Tuesday but my federal hasn't even been accepted!
     
  12. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    I am flyimg by the seat of the pants. Hope to see a deposit next week
     
  13. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Could any of you gents with an 81 on up k5 measure the length of their rear shaft from eye to eye for me. I found one on eBay for 280 and I just want to see if it should be a direct drop in for me.

    It is eye to eye 29.5" and my measurement I took at home was 33.5" from the output shaft to the pinion yoke. Any input on a go for it or pass?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-1986-...964339?hash=item44120306b3:g:u6EAAMXQATlRaWPy
     

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