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Toyman01 MegaDork
1/26/16 5:49 p.m.

In reply to BrokenYugo:

The rear end is a slightly more modern Eaton two speed rear end. It's supposed to be good to about 65.

erohslc Dork
1/26/16 6:20 p.m.

So how old was that truck?
Seems to me this failure would be a very well known issue by now ...
Just sayin'

wheelsmithy HalfDork
1/27/16 5:40 a.m.
Tim Suddard wrote: To save money, he found some late model Toyota Tundra driveline pieces. The idea was to build a three-piece driveshaft arrangement. A truck doesn’t care what pieces are in it and there are only three or four companies that make these pieces for every truck manufacturer.

That is the kind of stuff that makes me love this forum. I always heard stories about how you could almost bolt a Granada 302, C4, and driveshaft in a Volvo. Now it all makes sense.

Thank You GRM.

TiggerWelder New Reader
1/27/16 7:30 a.m.

The heavier Volvo diff, used in V6 and diesel cars takes a standard "10-10" U-Joint. When I put a 350 in my '80 Diesel I used a Camaro drive shaft, shortened with a 700R4. No big deal.

ncjay Dork
1/27/16 7:56 a.m.

The rulebook for Nascar stock cars calls for a driveshaft to be made of magnetic steel, a minimum diameter of 4.0", and at least .065" thick. Due to the design of the average stock car, the driveshafts really aren't all that long, but yeah, they spin like crazy at some tracks.

iceracer PowerDork
1/27/16 8:47 a.m.

They also have to be painted white.

shadetree30 HalfDork
2/2/16 4:06 p.m.

Slightly off topic question on the ramp truck...

Are the frame rails a single piece unit or are they cut and a section welded in to get the extra length?

shadetree30 HalfDork
2/7/16 1:50 p.m.


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