Progress Thread 43 years later

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My thoughts also. Do the guys that shorten and balance the drive shaft need the yoke installed?
It's been quite a while, but what I did, iirc, was insert the yoke as far as it would go into the transmission (while still attached to the drive shaft...) and measured what it would take to be able to fit the caps into the rear axle yoke. Once that measurement is taken you can tell the shop how much you need it shortened. They're gonna go from the 2 ends to measure the shaft anyway, so it doesn't necessarily have to be assembled when it goes to them, but they'll want it so they can rebalance the assembly. They should throw new U joints in it as well, but I suppose that depends on the shop and how they roll.
 
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Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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It's been quite a while, but what I did, iirc, was insert the yoke as far as it would go into the transmission (while still attached to the drive shaft...) and measured what it would take to be able to fit the caps into the rear axle yoke. Once that measurement is taken you can tell the shop how much you need it shortened. They're gonna go from the 2 ends to measure the shaft anyway, so it doesn't necessarily have to be assembled when it goes to them, but they'll want it so they can rebalance the assembly. They should throw new U joints in it as well, but I suppose that depends on the shop and how they roll.
I concur. My instructions from the transmission says you leave 3/4" showing on the shaft of the yoke to allow for the slippage of the drive shaft when the rear end goes over a bump.
Thank you.
 
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Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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@2Blue2 here is what I got today. 46 degrees, cloudy and windy so it was a good day to be at the salvage yard. The clutch tube is...used...as they all are. I didn't realize they were plastic. Other than the teeth being worn, it has a small crack in the tube. Still way better than the one I was using. The seat belt covers are in pretty good shape. Blue with some carpet glue junk that could be cleaned off. Let me know if you're interested. If not, no big deal.
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I'd update with pictures on the paint process but nothing has been done. :(
 
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