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front d-shaft adapter

finally made one version of front drive shaft adapter. This one is chromoly ready for paint. Next a billet one piece version.

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looks good man..

i love lathes they are awsome tools to work with
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very nice man.

those measurements help or did you have to come up with another deisgn
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just made it up as I went along. Now I'll test it out and then make the aluminum ones.
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I'm not sure about the overall length of yours Z but this one is about 3" overall. I have to use studs with nuts to attach it to the t-case.
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Awesome work!
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I'm not sure about the overall length of yours Z but this one is about 3" overall. I have to use studs with nuts to attach it to the t-case.

did you not have any bolts that thread into the tcase? or are the studs in the tcase and the nuts are holding it on?

mine is something like 3"

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What exactly does this adapter adapt? What driveshaft and t-case are we talking about?
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front driveshaft at the Tcase...

i think that is a standard front driveshaft in the pictures that you see on most trucks.
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in between the two flanges there is not enough room to put the bolts into the t-case.so I will put studs with a lock nut and locktite.

the stock front d-shaft is like a cv-joint. has bearings inside it allowing it to pivot. this adapter lets me use any driveshaft I want. like Kach has pictured.Now just cut the shaft to size and weld it up.

My front driveshaft happens to come from a full size chevy. Just happen to have one for whatever reason.
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im nit-pickin ya but, the weld is under cut and you might wanna stick a grade8 bolt in there for the extra shear strength

adapter looks good, nice machine work!
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give it more rod
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give it more rod
thats what she said
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thats what she said

not what she told me...



Looks like a nice adapter

Id like to see it when its all installed, see how it holds up to your 38.5s
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that looks great, its completely different than i expected.
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Grade 8 bolts are goin in. This adapter is mostly for mock up purposes but you'd break everything on the drivetrain long before that breaks.guaranteed.
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so does that means mine's coming soon-ish? haha

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