Originally Posted by pearlkid9988
could also have been a special order by the original owner or a goof order by a dealer they are rare but do happen.
Could be, I remember the guy I got it from (2nd owner) saying something like 'it's some sort of weird version that came with the EDGE package'. Anyhow.
Update on the shaft. I asked the guy at the shop what could have made it snap, you won't believe what he told me, bear with me on the story, it's worth it.
About a year ago I bought and old 1948 airstream, it came with ugly square patches of carpet, which I removed as part of the remodel. I kept some of the square sections on my truck bed to help slide loads in and out (pretty good for that). Apparently one of the carpet patches fell through the gap between the truck's cabin and the truck bed... it apparently fell and stopped against the shaft, and stayed there for months... rubbing against the aluminum shaft... degrading it little by little ('polishing' it) until it ate through!
I thought it was a pretty crazy story, the aluminum shaft width is crazy thin and its got cardboard inside (to reduce noise?).
Anyways, I thought some of you would enjoy this. Thanks for the input.
Total was $350, picked up today, new shaft and new u-joints, all in.