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Donor Drive shafts

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by FugginJim, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Nov 2, 2008
    FugginJim

    FugginJim In control Sometimes

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    Donor Drive shafts ?

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a good donor vehicle candidate to look for at the junkyard, for a front driveshaft for dana I've got a sm420 with adapter and a dana27 front axle 2 inch lift springs and still spring under, which makes the stock shaft about 3 inches to short. Dont want to spend alot of money I'm going to put in a dana 44 eventually but for now I just want to try and get her rollin for Turkey Day. Thanks
     
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    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt you'll find any stock application donors that will work, especially if you still have the small yoke/ ujoints..
    The only thing I can think of would be the front out of a V6 CJ with a factory T18 might work. I really don't think you'll find one of those, tho.;)
     
  3. Nov 2, 2008
    FugginJim

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    Is it possible to change the yoke on the d27 to a larger u joint style. Then I should be able to use same shaft for the 44 upgrade right
     
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    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe so..
     
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    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    I got a shaft from a comanchee pickup that would be perfect i think. Its got a double joint on one end and the slip on the other. I dont know what size u joints they are though. If you cant find somthing let me know ill get you specifics
     
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    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    I had a front driveline on my rear axle, so I had to have one made from scratch. After paying all that money. I made the front out of two front drivelines. If you can't do this, you could have a driveline shop add a longer tube.
     
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