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Old 05-04-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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1 Piece Driveshaft

Is anyone running a 1 piece driveshaft in their Sub or Panel? If so what donor vehicle did it come out of? I'm thinking of converting mine to see if it gets rid of the vibration problems I'm having.
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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Is anyone running a 1 piece driveshaft in their Sub or Panel? If so what donor vehicle did it come out of? I'm thinking of converting mine to see if it gets rid of the vibration problems I'm having.
just scrap the burban and i'll give you a one piece drive shaft!!! did i mention i haul scrap!!! i have a 4x4 burban so im no help, nice rig thou!!!
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

I was at one time in my Suburban. Had the local muffler drive line shop make one using my original 2 piece for length but had more vibration than with the 2 PC so went back to original.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

I don,t know what your using for running gear , I have a sb with a700r4 and I found a 74 Nova 4 dr . that fit perfect. It had the right size yoke and ujoints .
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:21 PM   #5
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

I have a one piece driveshaft in mine. I had a local shop build it from new parts just gave them the transmission yoke.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:25 AM   #6
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

That chances of finding a factory driveshaft other than an original, and having it fit correctly is a gamble. On my '66 Suburban, I just took a driveshaft that was too long to a driveshaft shop and had it shortened to the correct length.
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

Thanks for all the advice guys!

If I could find a short bed Chevy truck with a 1 piece shaft, wouldn't that work? They're the same wheel base as the Sub, aren't they?
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:53 AM   #8
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Yes they are the same wheelbase. An original driveshaft will bolt in as long as your engine is in the original location and your trans is an original type trans. Otherwise the driveshaft will have to be shortened or lengthened to be the correct length to allow for enough movement without causing issues. Shortening a driveshaft is not expensive. Apparently most guys seem to think it is. It is when you need to re-tube (lengthen) the driveshaft that it becomes expensive.

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Thanks for all the advice guys!

If I could find a short bed Chevy truck with a 1 piece shaft, wouldn't that work? They're the same wheel base as the Sub, aren't they?
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Thanks CaptainFab.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:21 AM   #10
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Any body know wheel base of a short frame 63 ,carry all mine came stock w/ one piece drive shaft 2wd 3 on tree truck is a short bed truck frame same wheel base ? thx ahead of time Hop
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:48 AM   #11
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Having your driveshaft shortened by a driveshaft shop that can also balance it is the key. Spend a couple bucks and have it done correctly to eliminate vibrations that cause problems with bearings and seals.
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They are 115", the same as a short wheelbase truck.

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Any body know wheel base of a short frame 63 ,carry all mine came stock w/ one piece drive shaft 2wd 3 on tree truck is a short bed truck frame same wheel base ? thx ahead of time Hop
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:19 PM   #13
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Re: 1 Piece Driveshaft

1995 Suburban, Took it to a Shop by my House in Katy, Texas and they Cut it Down and Put the 1972 c10 U-joints in for me all Under 200.00 Bucks.. My Truck is a 66 Fleetside Long Bed... Chris.... Yes they can be cut down by the Right People..
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:31 PM   #14
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My '65 Suburban has a one piece shaft.. AFAIK it's original to the truck..
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