Front drive shaft photo request, 5.3/4L60E

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Hey mud,

Working on this 5.3 swap in my 62, can someone shed some light on the front driveshaft where it meets the transfer case? The transmission pan is super close to where the drive shaft comes past it.

Can someone post a photo of their front driveshaft as it pertains to the 4L60E pan? Does it scrub the pan, or does it clear? What tricks did you do to clear it?

thanks in advance!

Joel
 

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My pictures are in this post: FJ60 5.7l TBI to 5.3l LS Swap - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/fj60-5-7l-tbi-to-5-3l-ls-swap.1000636/page-2#post-11198437

I tried to get the stock driveshaft to clear, but I didn't want to beat the trans pan anymore.

Not pictured or mentioned in my thread is that I eventually ordered a custom driveshaft from Tom Woods. The tubing diameter is 2" which clears the pan better. It still hits, but just barely. Basically rubs the Tom Woods sticker on the shaft, and that's really it.
 
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Thanks man!

That is exactly what I was getting at, good stuff!

I have 2 drive shaft shops in town, and I imagine I could have them follow the same specifications as you did with Tom Wood?

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Here's the specs on my Tom Woods shaft.

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