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Old 01-28-2011, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shortening a trans output shaft?

Id like to make a 2wd (A-833) trans into a 4wd one by making my own tailshaft housing and getting the output shaft shortened. I dont want this to be a thread about using a different trans and no, there are no 4wd a-833's either. I just want to know if it is possible to have the output shaft cut to length and either welded back together(which I doubt) or have it resplined. The problem Id have with the respline is that i believe the stock shaft necks down forward of the splines. Is it possible to weld more material on there to increase its thickness to be splined?

Here is a pic of the mainshafts of the 833, output for the one I want is on the bottom

96 dakota 44/9 4.56s loc rite front, detroit rear, 3 linked w 14 inch FOA coilovers and Alcan leafs on the rear, Dana 300, 35in MTZs. O ya, and that things got a HEMI!!!

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