Driveshafts for 1-HZ/H55 in a 62 (1 Viewer)

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Starting to prepare for a 1-HZ/H55 swap into my 89 FJ62 with auto trans. I have found a lot of info on line about the swap but I have not found any mention of how the driveshafts works out. I am assuming that the HZ would sit pretty close to where a 2F would sit in a 60 and therefore the 60 driveshaft lengths would be correct to line up to a H55. Any thoughts?

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Sean
 

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Howdy! I would think that if you can fab up this driveline, then it should be easy to cutsom fit driveshafts. Not a big deal, as long as you have flanges that will mate up. John
 

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My experience has been that the bellhousings on most trucks don't move, tranny lengths vary. If you had an auto in your truck and you swap in a 5 speed, you'll need the 5 speed shafts or late 60 series shafts (4 speed with spacer) I would put the 5 speed in the factory location and use that as your motor locator, assuming you have no interference problems
 

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Plan on having shafts resized. Make sure flanges are correct, and while you're at it make sure everything else is in good shape (u-joints, DS splines, etc). Drop in the bucket compared to everything else.

Depending on the install you can get away with a rear 60 shaft for asphalt driving but IIRC it is a little too long.

oh, and consider a turbo :D
 
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Thanks guys. Looks like I should wait until all is in, have a chance to grab some 60 driveshafts so thought I might grab them. Many miles of work before I get to that point.

Yes, would love a turbo...promised myself I would get it all in before I touch that idea.

Cheers,

S
 

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