That'd work... I want to be certain I'm sending you what you actually need. Will wait for confirmation. LukeCruisinGA said:I don't have the shaft with me to measure, I donated it to the Urban Land Cruiser shop "Frame of Shame" (old frame stacked with broken cruiser parts).
I can go measure a 3 spd front shaft tomorrow and then we'll know for sure if it is correct.
It was soon afterwards cut up for a trailside fab square tube shaft, so no go on the retube! Thanks though.trainrech said:That's a really easy re-sleeve job. Just need 1.75 od x .083 wall thickness DOM tubing. It'll sleeve right over the top of the old tubing (once you cut the twisted sections out of it, of course). I bought my tubing at a truck repair shop.
is that out of a 55? If so, the DS will be too short for a 40...Yotahilux said:IF the above does not work out, I have the frotn DS out of a 71. I believe that it is in one piece.
Living in the Past said:I don't think a SM420 with a adapter will be the same length as a three speed if that's what your running. "74 FJ40-- wheelin rig-SM420 " Is your's a early 74 with three speed? The SM420 with the earlier adapter was about the same length as the four speeds? If your going to have to change the length of your drive line might just want to retube your old one unless there's other problems. I saw this thread and thought there's noway a stock three speed could do that to a driveshaft but I could be wrong, it's happened before.
CruisinGA I'm buying a 3 spd front driveshaft for the rear of my truck. It just so happens that the front 3 spd shaft is the perfect length for a truck with an SM420, .75" adapter, and flipped rear springs.
Ok I can believe that, I just didn't think a three speed front drive would fit with a SM420 or that a f engine could twist a front drive shaft with it in 4WD.I did this to a driveshaft with an SM420, in granny low, bouncing up and down on the rear axle alone. It was fun.