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zukking01
04-09-2006, 11:04 PM
I need a driveline for my zuk to mate to my 10bolt but I dont have $300 for a K.A.D. shaft and I think I am a fairly decent welder so here goes.

I started off with a shaft I found in the back seat of my old 87 s10 blazer. It is the same as the one off of my 84 suburban but this one is broke so I cut it off before the cv joint and stuck a shaft in it.

Top is a 84 suburban front shaft. Bottom a anonymouse shaft from rear seat of 87 s10 blazer.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/zukking01/zukready038.jpg

This is the shaft I stole from a 84 suburban rear D shaft. I will weld it in this shaft with the makeshift reducer.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/zukking01/zukready039.jpg

Close up of the reducer and shaft.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/zukking01/zukready040.jpg

Welded up with my 110 flux core welder.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/zukking01/zukready041.jpg

A odd shaft. It has two slip joints in it. The front joint is easyily slipped and the rear is harder. This will allow it to act like a normal shaft but will slip in the rear instead of coming undone. I used a spicer end that was machined on the end insert. This is what I took off the other side of my rer K.A.D. because I didnt need it to hook up to the new axle.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/zukking01/zukready042.jpg

What do you guys think? Will the dual slip cause problems or is this a good idea?

Itsmejoe231
04-09-2006, 11:20 PM
Try it and see how it does. The only thing I can think that could go wrong is if one or both ends have any slop in the splines it could woble on you and eventually wear out a u-joint.

I made a trail repair on a buddies drive line with a piece of fence pole split long ways, spread apart to fit around the broke shaft and welded it all around. He has been wheelin it like that for a year now. He says it is the best d-shaft he has ever had, lol

zukking01
04-09-2006, 11:24 PM
I was thinking of making one out of square tube and flanges at each end. My bud runs one on his 4 runner and loves it. He has 2 spares because they are so cheap and easy to make. Has never needed a spare but you never know.

purevil71
04-09-2006, 11:29 PM
Looks good to me. Only way to see if it's gonna work is to get out and test it.
And remember, people used to think square D-shafts were the Deable...now look how many people use them!