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Old December 15th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #21
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Yeah, that's the one. Working on getting it drivable before any decent snow.

Anybody got a front drive shaft for a 91+ auto/231 XJ lying around? I didn't really think about it having a SYE and ended up picking up a stock rear shaft.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #22
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ya my cousin worked on that truck did all the vacume lines and somethin else on it.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #23
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Had a good solid start on being a pretty capable machine, but the po didn't follow through on finishing it up. Has an ax15 swap with a 231 tc and even has a sye on it, but no rear drive shaft.

I've actually gotta hunt down the vaccum line for the vent controls next, defrost is the only thing it'll do right now.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #24
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Welcome from Bedford/Toledo.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #25
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welcome from up north!
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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #26
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Had a good solid start on being a pretty capable machine, but the po didn't follow through on finishing it up. Has an ax15 swap with a 231 tc and even has a sye on it, but no rear drive shaft.

I've actually gotta hunt down the vaccum line for the vent controls next, defrost is the only thing it'll do right now.
Welcome from xceed. rofl.

Mine's doing the same thing. That and my heat doesn't work that great to begin with. I've just been too lazy to mess with it.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #27
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Welcome to Monroe.

It about 8 miles for me to get there. On Van Horn / Telegraph.

I drive 94 Red geo tracker with hard topper and 2001 red F250 crew cab with long bed that have serious rot on fender.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #28
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I work at tele/vreeland, I'll keep my eyes open for ya.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #29
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If you need a drive shaft. Stop at telegraph auto junk yard. If you are going north on tele before you go under 75 there is a dirt road on you right. Junk yard right there. It is a pull your own part. lots of XJ out there. I know there is a 99 missing the front axle so all you have to do is unbolt the shaft from the tc and it out. Pulled the axle 2 weeks ago.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #30
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Forgot all about that place. Have to check it out friday maybe.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #31
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welcome from close by Romulus/new boston area. Taylor auto salvage is a good place to go they're fair.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #32
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welcome I'm out by the state park
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #33
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I headed up to Taylor Auto Salvage and grabbed a front drive shaft and vacuum ball today. $26.50 out the door :). Very happy with that place.

Now, My issue is that the shaft seems to be like 4" too short...which is odd because it only has a 3" lift. Not sure where to go to have it lengthened and re balanced, but that's about the only thing holding me up now.

Saw 2 lifted 4 door XJ's today, one white and one red. Both driving around town around 1pm. Makes me really want to get it on the road.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #34
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The front shaft shoud pull out. The front xj shaft expands.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #35
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I'm somewhat sure I had it fully extended...but maybe I'm wrong? I'll give it another look when i get home in the morning.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #36
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The red one could have been me. Was in monroe at that time.

If you got the shaft out of the the one that was missing the front axle it should fit. It did suck all the way in when we unhooked if from the axle.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #37
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gretings from carleton
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Old December 18th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #38
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The red one could have been me. Was in monroe at that time.

If you got the shaft out of the the one that was missing the front axle it should fit. It did suck all the way in when we unhooked if from the axle.
I've been reading a bit more while at work. Seems that the auto front shafts are still too small for a manual/d35 combo. Gotta find a local place to have it lengthened and balanced.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #39
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just seen this. hi from flat rock (gibralter and tele)and you already know you needed a manual front shaft because autos are to short. i ran into this a while back. 2 min too late like normal. lol
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #40
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Any rccomendations for local shops that can lengthen a driveshaft? I haven't had to deal with anything like this in the past...haven't had a lifted anything in almost 10 years.
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