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suzuki_girl
05-07-2006, 02:43 PM
Has anyone here made their own driveshaft extensions?

My fiancee was looking at getting more spacers when he realized that it shouldn't be too hard to make an extended slip yoke.

I'll be needing one for my front. I have TT rear 2'' slip yoke in the rear which is nice but wasn't the cheapest. Today he crawled under and took my front spacer so he can have one for his rear shaft, since he recently did a SPOA, leaving me with no front shaft since I extended my wheelbase by a few inches and even with a 1'' spacer I'm cutting it close.

So whoever has made their own driveshaft extensions, please post pictures and how you did it.

Thanks,
Sharlene

wolfgang
05-07-2006, 04:35 PM
I'm gonna make some once my diesel is in, and the suspension is all set up. You will need a metal lathe and a mill / drill press. I'll post picts when I start.

DesertZuki
05-07-2006, 04:58 PM
Holeshot has some pics here:
http://www.zukikrawlers.com/showthread.php?t=174&page=4&highlight=shaft

One Sick Puppy
06-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Just doing one right now. Figured I'd post and contribute for anyone else interested:

Cut the slip yoke with 2" of spline. Just try and keep everything lined up as best u can.

http://instagib.com/stuff/4x4/85sammy/IMG_3143.jpg

Mr_Black
06-26-2014, 09:36 PM
I basically followed Holeshot's instructions. I made one for my front driveshaft. I guess some say not to use an extension on the front but I am unclear why. It has performed fine so far.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/Mr__Black/88%20Suzuki%20Samurai/photo38_zps9c3c3f84.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Mr__Black/media/88%20Suzuki%20Samurai/photo38_zps9c3c3f84.jpg.html)

1mad zuk
06-27-2014, 12:06 AM
My Bro built some for me. I screwed a T.T. one up. I cut it apart and saw how easy it was to make. We used schedule 80 pipe they where as strong as T.T. and as good.