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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 6:40 AM Thread Starter
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Driveshaft purchase

I am looking g to buy new driveshaft I measured from seal to tip of yoke 62 1/2 inches, also it does not have the 1310 yoke it is U1602 1350 does anyone know any driveshaft company in Connecticut or one that others have used to ship
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 7:31 AM
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Re: Driveshaft purchase

I've used Driveshaft Specialist Inc in Texas for custom aluminum shafts and been very happy with their quality and customer service. Just installed the 4th driveshaft I've gotten from them (this time a 5" aluminum one piece conversion for my Cummins truck), used them for 10 sec street car, daily driver, street machine builds, and now my truck; very happy customer.

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Re: Driveshaft purchase

A friend of mine pointed me to these guys as I've been looking around for a new driveshaft:

https://www.actionmachineinc.com/

I haven't actually tried them, but I googled and found a couple good mentions, no bad mentions. I priced them up for a simple replacement shaft for my street car - a 3.5" steel DOM .083 shaft with Spicer solid 1350 u-joints, a Sonnax forged chromoly slip yoke and high speed balanced is $435 and that includes shipping.

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Re: Driveshaft purchase

I know this man personally; he and his crew are 110%. I run his HD shaft and ALL the local racers use his Nitrous Ready shaft. www.dennysdriveshaft.com


PS , John that 64" isn't for a Chevelle is it? Usually around 54.5" . ? Just curious.. that a LONG shaft !
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I know this man personally; he and his crew are 110%. I run his HD shaft and ALL the local racers use his Nitrous Ready shaft. www.dennysdriveshaft.com


PS , John that 64" isn't for a Chevelle is it? Usually around 54.5" . ? Just curious.. that a LONG shaft !
Yes actually it is for my 1967 300 deluxe with 2004-r transmission also when I checked one place their size for that year with T350 was 62 1/2 they have chart and picture that says to measure from seal to tip of yoke and that is what I got, also the 2004-r should be same size as short tail T350
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So you should know something, Denny is one of those VERY PRECISE German machinist types, with a little bit of Italian thrown in for effect. He has a VERY specific measuring procedure ( did I mention VERY SPECIFIC) on the website which he will INSIST you do EXACTLY like it says. No assumptions. No "should be's" No Bullchips. Ever.

So its this procedure https://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/how_to_measure.html

or you ship a shaft to Buffalo NY that you know works. Yes, he is THAT anal and precise about it. You get what you pay for.

He may or may not give you a break if you mention me and Team Chevelle.
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Re: Driveshaft purchase

Unless you really need a racing quality driveshaft, a local driveshaft service shop can likely build you a custom shaft for a good price. Just make sure they have the proper equipment to balance it. These places do lots of work for small & medium size trucks, and they aren't hard to find. I've had several driveshafts shortened at a local shop, and had one shaft custom made for my 69 Chevelle. Very happy with the pricing and quality.
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I used Denny's and I have to say that thing looked like a work of art coming out of the box.

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I had inland empire driveline service build a 3.5 " alum. driveshaft. It's a work of art.
VERY GOOD service and QUICK delivery.
ABSOLUTELY Nothing against Denny.
Denny's site stated it was out of the th400/4L80E yoke I needed when I was going to order.

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 6:43 PM
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Re: Driveshaft purchase

I know you want to go new shaft. See if you can find a used GM 4" inch aluminium driveshaft with the carbon fiber wrapped the length of shaft. They will come with the 1350 series U joints and a forged slip yoke. All aluminium shafts require u joints made specific for them. I use one of the shafts mentioned I put on the Dana Spicer no grease u joints. Shorten and balanced it. Fits in my 70 Chevelle.
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Another user of Denny’s Drive Shaft. Using the procedure above, mine fit perfectly

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I have been using Denny's Driveshaft for years now. They have a measuring diagram on their website. Good Luck

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I used Denny's Driveshaft's also. I am very happy with the quality.

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Bought mine from PST in Florida,,great piece


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Re: Driveshaft purchase

I just bought a 3 1/2" aluminum shaft from PST. Really nice item. They turned it around in 48 hours for me.
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