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Old July 19th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Scout II with dana 44 front, corporate 14 bolt rear from 79 3/4 ton chevy. Am i looking at custom drive shafts ir is there something available? This is strickly off road and could build my own if i had to.
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Gonna say yes.

Drive shafts are configured based on;
Fully extended length.
Fully retracted length.
Size of u-joint at front.
Size of u-joint at rear.
Amount of droop determines if you can do it with a single or double cardan joint. (commonly called CV joint)

The only way to determine what fits is to crawl underneath and take all the measurements.
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Gonna say yes.

Drive shafts are configured based on;
Fully extended length.
Fully retracted length.
Size of u-joint at front.
Size of u-joint at rear.
Amount of droop determines if you can do it with a single or double cardan joint. (commonly called CV joint)

The only way to determine what fits is to crawl underneath and take all the measurements.

This.

Once you get that all figured out hit up your local junkyard for the parts you need then build the shafts yourself. If you take your time you can get them plenty straight enough for a trail rig.
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Sound good. Thats my plan. Thanks.
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Gonna say yes.

Drive shafts are configured based on;
Fully extended length.
Fully retracted length.
Size of u-joint at front.
Size of u-joint at rear.
Amount of droop determines if you can do it with a single or double cardan joint. (commonly called CV joint)

The only way to determine what fits is to crawl underneath and take all the measurements.
How do you determine which type of driveshaft from the drop? Is there a set of numbers or a math equation?
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Yeah but I can't tell you what it is.
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