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d-shaft problems

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by FJ_MONSTER, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. FJ_MONSTER

    FJ_MONSTER

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    i thought you could just swap the shafts around when you put a 4spd trans it the cruiser.well i just got done with my 2f/4spd/3spd case conversion in a 73' 40,and my front shaft is waaayyy to short!! do i need 4 spd shafts or do i need to get them lengthend/shortened?
    also have 3 spd pinion flanges and 3pd tcase that i didnt chnge to 4spd outputs.WHAT DO I DO NOW???COST EFFECTIVELY???
    shawn
     
  2. Guest

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    was the 4spd longer than the 3spd? ???
     
  3. FJ_MONSTER

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    the 4spd tranny is longer than the 3 spd.i think i just need 4spd shafts and switch my pinion flanges over to 4spd stuff.
     
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    Like you said, there are two choices: The 4speed shafts and flanges or get your 3sp shafts retubed. It is about a push in terms of cost except for you can sell your 3sp shafts and have standard 4sp replacement parts rather than customs shafts.
     
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    yeah,
    its the little things thatl get ya
    i wasnt prepared for what i got myself into :-[
    but its coming along just fine now
    i just need to figure out throttle cable stuff now :D