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Old April 24th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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Clydes is too expensive, I won't pay $150 for what other places charge around $50, I just can't get to roseville this week to drop off and pick it up again
any where near Waterford/pontiac to get this done

or anyone have a TJ front D-shaft for a 37.75" running length
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Old April 24th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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Ann Arbor Drive Shaft.
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Murph, as soon as the piece of crap comcast cable guy leaves I'll go and measure my "shafts" for you!
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Ann Arbor Drive Shaft.
and that's closer to waterford then Roseville?
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All I ever got in response was clydes.. they sounded pretty expensive when I talked to them. And didn't really like their responses discussing double-cardan joint rebuilding.

I'd say do it yourself, but thats probably not fitting your time table, and balance requirements. My rear shaft its pretty acceptable at 55mph, don't know how much more I'd push it, though..
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All I ever got in response was clydes.. they sounded pretty expensive when I talked to them. And didn't really like their responses discussing double-cardan joint rebuilding.

I'd say do it yourself, but thats probably not fitting your time table, and balance requirements. My rear shaft its pretty acceptable at 55mph, don't know how much more I'd push it, though..
I have shortened a couple CJ rear shafts, drove fine, I may end up doing it myself, but like you guessed, was trying to save time.
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So as the saga of my driveshaft turns...

TJrockdogg offered to help me out. He had a brand new stock shaft.
He offered to take it to Berger & Sons (I believe in Mt Clemens) to have it shortened. The cost was $75, still almost double B&L's price, but without time to get to B&L it's still much better then $150 that Clydes wanted to do it.

Thanks John

I think we need a list of places that do special custom work like this.

in the past week, discussing driveshafts has brought up several places in the metro detroit area.

CCI (I hear they do DTS's for them)
B&L truck
Berger & sons truck
Clydes
Ann Arbor Drive Shaft

Maybe I'll take pics and post how I shorten my CJ drive shaft in my garage...
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Thanks John, like I said anything to help out a fellow wheeler.

on a side note Berger & son's is a bit more expensive, but mainly a big truck shop. most shaft's that come through there are 4-6" in diameter for 16-28' box trucks up to big rig cab's. they did a very nice job and re-balanced it when they were done.

Berger & son's is on NB side of Gratiot, just after downtown Mtclemen's where NB & SB gratiot come back together. there is a used car dealership across the street from it. between NB & SB Gratiot.
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