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Got the rear 25" CV rear driveshaft done for the cruiser. Then I went and measured the front DL.
49" :eek:

Mocking it up I think the first ledge that I drive off of I will pretzel it.

Solution?

Look no farther than stock Toyota parts. :D

Use a two piece rear DS from one of the later model minitrucks.
Carrier bearing mounts to the new skidplate. I will probably have a 30 or so inch front section. This also takes care of one of my other worries. The dam HUGE hump on the SM420.

I love it when a plan comes together....

:D

I was astounded when I measured the front DS at almost 50".

BTW, this idea is Jesse's from HighAngle DL. It took about two seconds for him to think of it.

He is dam impressive...
 

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Jason M said:
Got the rear 25" CV rear driveshaft done for the cruiser. Then I went and measured the front DL.
49" :eek:

Mocking it up I think the first ledge that I drive off of I will pretzel it.

Solution?

Look no farther than stock Toyota parts. :D

Use a two piece rear DS from one of the later model minitrucks.
Carrier bearing mounts to the new skidplate. I will probably have a 30 or so inch front section. This also takes care of one of my other worries. The dam HUGE hump on the SM420.

I love it when a plan comes together....

:D

I was astounded when I measured the front DS at almost 50".

BTW, this idea is Jesse's from HighAngle DL. It took about two seconds for him to think of it.

He is dam impressive...
Cool. Giddy up!!!!!!
 

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I thought you didn't have a skid plate made yet:confused: what are your plans if you haven't already made one? do you still want to go in on a 4x8 sheet of 1/4" plate?
 

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i thought two piece

what about clocking your front pinion some more?

those two piece jobs can be a PITA, but sounds like it will offer good protection

pity you arent local, i could give you a centre bearing piece :(
 

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sixty said:
I thought you didn't have a skid plate made yet:confused: what are your plans if you haven't already made one? do you still want to go in on a 4x8 sheet of 1/4" plate?
I don't :)

But plate is pretty easy, I think that might be in order :)
 

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makes perfect sense to me...I might have to try that on my front shaft...
 

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Jason M said:
Use a two piece rear DS from one of the later model minitrucks.
Well, just wait till the day when you ruin that carrier bearing and you gotta spend $200 for another one. I guess it's no big deal, being on the front shaft, but I had one of those POS shaft setups on my earlier '84 xcab and hated it.

Interesting solution, though! :beer:
 

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Re: Re: Drive shaft fun times

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Well, just wait till the day when you ruin that carrier bearing and you gotta spend $200 for another one. I guess it's no big deal, being on the front shaft, but I had one of those POS shaft setups on my earlier '84 xcab and hated it.

Interesting solution, though! :beer:
Honestly, with the number of miles my rig gets every year (like very few, it is not a daily driver) I think it will probably last quite a long time..
The alternative is having a DS that is VERY easy to ruin. That is not what I built this cruiser for.....
 

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krcruiser said:
Jason,

I believe there is a solution from hi angle. My shaft is 43" and it hasn't been destroyed yet
Front shaft?
What is this on?
 

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Jason M said:


Honestly, with the number of miles my rig gets every year (like very few, it is not a daily driver) I think it will probably last quite a long time..
The alternative is having a DS that is VERY easy to ruin. That is not what I built this cruiser for.....
Good Thinking Jason (and Jesse).... I made a carrier bearing front Driveshaft For (OTT) Rick's LWB Samurai Years ago and it has held up pretty good.
BTW the $200 bearing is actualy a 6006LLB service bearing inside an expensive rubber cuff
one Question though ...Why not make the front intermediate shaft long enough that you can have equal length front and rear driveshafts?
 

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Good Thinking Jason (and Jesse).... I made a carrier bearing front Driveshaft For (OTT) Rick's LWB Samurai Years ago and it has held up pretty good.
BTW the $200 bearing is actualy a 6006LLB service bearing inside an expensive rubber cuff
one Question though ...Why not make the front intermediate shaft long enough that you can have equal length front and rear driveshafts?
I am going to try that :) I still have to talk abit to Jesse about it.


And good info on the $200 bearing!


I need to call you guys and get you some good pics. That adapter is beautiful!!!!!
 
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