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01-14-2006, 05:57 PM
Well, I had to extend my front driveshaft and after making a extended slip yolk I got to looking around at all the different d-shafts I had laying around. I had the d-shafts from the old Toyota truck, the Geo Tracker, and some Samurai d-shafts.

I came up with this combo. It is from left to right. Samuria U-joint assembly, 1995 Geo Tracker 4x2 rear D-shaft and the slip yolk from a 1981 Toyota frond drive shaft.

Here it is all tacked up.


And here it is welded and painted:


Everything matched up perfect. The Toyota slip yolk was cut off the d-shaft and fit perfect into to tracker shaft. Remember to not to cut all the way through. There is a section that is supposed to slide into the tube for alignment purposes and the same for the sami end as well. The Samurai end fit perfect into the swedged down end as well. I only used about have of the tracker tube so I can make 2 for a spare.

01-14-2006, 06:00 PM
Nice work. That is the way to use stuff you have laying around. bandido

01-14-2006, 06:13 PM
It Kinda matches everything else on the Sami. Sami base with toyota, tracker, Jeep yj, chevy etc..........

01-14-2006, 07:41 PM
Ditto on the nice work!!!

01-29-2006, 10:41 AM

Instead of cutting off the tracker u-joint assembly and welding on the Samurai u-joints assembly, you can take off the flange from the u-joint and install the Sami flange on the tracker u-joint. Eventhough the flanges are different sizes, they use the same u-joint. This was something I did not know and Holeshot pointed it out to me in the chat room. Thanks Holeshot!!

02-03-2006, 01:18 AM
In this pictures there is two examples of the flanges fitting the u-joints.

The second t-case out put flange is a stock Samurai flange and the driveline is out of an 89 Sidekick.
I just removed Sidekick flange and installed Samurai flange.
Same thing at the front t-case output. Sidekick output yoke connected to Samurai u-joint and flange.
Just need to swap out flanges if you want/or need to run the Sidekick driveline.


02-03-2006, 09:49 AM
have found the front shaft out of a 80's Heep xj are great to use cut down with zuk flanges. I had issues with trashing a non CV style rear shaft.

04-19-2007, 01:39 AM
Update: This d-shaft is still in and works perfect without any vibes.

Also: I put the pictures back on this thread.

04-19-2007, 11:15 AM
Good info, i may be running to this issue sooner or later myself. Thanks for the tech guys