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Old 03-09-2002, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay guy's...

1) I centered the front Chev 60 and lo-&-behold the pinion is centered PERFECTLY to the t-case output! Hooray! No need for funky links, spacers or the like. Perfect. I think I can even run the 1350 U-joint CV drive-shaft with a 2.5" tube. Awesome.

2) I measured the front axle location from stock...I'm forward 7"...Now this got me thinking about running a 3-link and what to use. My first thought was that I would get a custom Tera-link made (copy of SG), or use a bush and spherical bearing link...Then it occurred to me that a stock LR radius arm might just work. I measured it and it's a near perfect length to the center x-member. It would be bomb proof, I could slam the truck on it, jack it, whatever....And it affords three mounting locations (two bolts front and one rear). The only issue I can see is that the radius arm center link would bind if I used both front bolts at the axle.

3) I'm fully committed now boy's and girls...I chopped the frame off at the apex of the rear wheel arch! WHOA! Next Friday I'll build the new straight rear section of the frame and rear x-member.

Pics next weekend guy's...I promise!
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Old 03-09-2002, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a thought but, if they didn't line up could you have used one of Tom Woods double ended DC drive shafts? Would those allow you to use different axles without worrying about how they line up? Just wondering since I don't know very much about this type of thing so feel free to flame away since I am a newbie and all...

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Do they even make a shaft with a DC joint on each end?
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Old 03-10-2002, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea, you could use a 2x CV...But your looking at about a $700 drive shaft.
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