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Old 09-02-2007
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A thread just for you "Dirty Driveshaft Haters"

I took a little bit today to spray a few coats of paint on my driveshaft after sanding it down by hand for a LONG time.

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Other things accomplished today:
  • Bolted the driveshaft in
  • Connected the transmission shift cable (no more wheel-chocks!!)
  • Attached the motor/tranny to a tree with a ***-a-long and moved it forward 1/2"
  • Bolted the intake manifold in
  • installed the radiator and washer fluid tanks
  • Finished connecting everything from vacuum hoses to electrical connectors
  • Installed fuel lines from tank to filter

Thanks to this long weekend, the Beast is coming along nice and quickly! Stay tuned for OPEN HEADER exhaust sound clips, burn-out videos, and more fun stuff!
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i just got under my truck, sprayed all i could, pulled forward and sprayed the rest lol

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looks good... mine is rusty but i don't really care
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nice shaft

that sanding must have sucked.
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nice shaft
That's the weirdest compliment anyone has given me...LOL

Yes the sanding sucked...I was covered in rust powder for a few hours after!
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looks good... mine is rusty but i don't really care
as long as it still spins the axle i could care less...
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I didn't care either...however once I posted this picture, some of the R-F Gods recommended treating my severe rust.

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i took a hose and wire brush to it, i would spray it, then brush then rinse...

after i got the first couple coats of rust off, i would wet it down (to keep down the dust) then sand the crap out of it then rinse, every couple minutes, to keep the dust down
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Yeah...I....uh.....just held my breath and sanded real hard and fast, then stopped to breath and repeated until done. ha!
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you should have waited till the engine was running.....then put the rear part of the frame on jack stands and start the truck, put it in 1st gear and let the driveshaft spin while you hold a piece of sand paper around it working your way from front to back.....then painted it...
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you should have waited till the engine was running.....then put the rear part of the frame on jack stands and start the truck, put it in 1st gear and let the driveshaft spin while you hold a piece of sand paper around it working your way from front to back.....then painted it...
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