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Hey everyone. I checked the archives, but I didn't really find solid info. With my SOA, OME springs, and long shackles the rear u-joints are binding at slight droop. I guess I'll have to go CV and rotate the pinion up. Do minitruck CVs match any LC bolt pattern at either the t-case or pinion? Is the splining the same, if so it would be possible to use the cv top and then the LC lower part so at least the pinion flanges match. I assume getting a used truck CV and having the length altered is the cheapest option here. Any other ideas? Thanks.
 

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I picked up a front driveline out of an FJ60 to use in the rear of my 40. It's got the Cardin joint and the length is pretty close.
I had to change to later model (4-speed) flanges at the t-case and the pinion.

I got the front drive line out of my mini and it looks the same as the one out of the FJ60. It looks like the only difference I can see is the length. The mini driveline is a whole lot shorter.

Check out Woody's web site, he's got a section on "what fits what". There may be an answer in there somwhere.
 

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I never thought of using an FJ60 driveshaft. Duh. It would probably fit perfectly. I checked Woody's site and I didn't see anything about driveshafts. That site is always the first place I look when I come up with some sort of need or idea. Since you have both the mini and FJ60 driveline, could you tell me which has the longest splines (more travel)? The only problem is that my friendly local toyota recyclers charge twice as much for LC parts. Mini birf=$45, FJ60 birf (same exact thing)=$75.
 

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Well I couldn't find my tape measure, but just eyeballing them the mini has the longer splines, therefore the longer travel.
 

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I've got an 84 mini front CV shaft to go in the rear of mine....

The bolt pattern on the CV end matches the bolt pattern on the later TC drum, however, the flange holes need to be drilled larger.

The bolt pattern on the pinion end of the mini driveshaft is a square pattern, so you'll need to redrill a flange for it to work.
 
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