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Old 06-03-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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1979 K5. Good stock style replacement front driveshaft?

Who's got the best replacement shaft assembly for a stock height k5 with stock 350ci, th350, 203 setup.

It's been clanking into gear pretty good here the last few trips out and after crawling under to look at it I've found the slip yoke section seems to be far too loose. Rattles pretty good at that area shaking by hand.

Any old eBay shaft, AutoZone, not really looking for a high dollar super shaft.

ETA: I see Denny's driveshafts are $390 for what I think I need. Is it worth the extra coin.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: 1979 K5. Good stock style replacement front driveshaft?

Have you looked for a local driveshaft shop? There is a place by me called Heavy Duty Parts in Dayton, OH where I get all my driveshafts. They beat every price I could find and did excellent work even upgraded to heavier u-joints. There is probably a shop near you that can custom make whatever you want for less than most online vendors. Just saying you might check for a local shop. Can't hurt.
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