Who Makes a Reliable Rear CV Drive Shaft

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by atazman, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. atazman

    atazman

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    I'm wondering who provides a strong, short, double cardan rear driveshaft for an FJ-40?

    I just broke my double cardan rear driveshaft (FJ-40) in the middle of the Rubicon last week. Fortunately for me, some generous wheelers shortened a stock Toy driveshaft, and rewelded to get me off the trail and home.

    What I found out was pretty disappointing. The failure originated on the U-Joint yoke closest to the transfer case. The yoke cracked around one of the U-joint caps and also through the flange bolt holes. So.......the entire cardan joint will require replacement. This particular cardan uses Spicer 1310 U-Joints, and I would like to get something that will take a little more punishment.

    Who do you recommend for a 19", double cardan, rear driveshaft on a SOA FJ-40 with 35" tires, lockers, SBC Chevy, SM-465, Toybox, and 3-speed Toy T/C?

    Comments appreciated.

    Don
    Pleasanton, Ca
     
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    cruiseroutfit Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    I am a fan of the Toyota CV (found on FJ60 fronts)... I have used them in numerous setups... Check a local wrecking yard and get it lengthened/shortened to fit... :D
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i run a toy pickup front shaft modded to fit my fo-d
     
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    cruiseroutfit Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Those work great too, they don't have as much angle available (through the CV end) but most Cruisers don't need the extra couple degrees and it can be easily modifies if needed. Minitruck ones are probably alot easier to score too!
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    yep..$25 at the boneyard. :grinpimp:
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    yeppers...minitruck CV's....

    1310's are not up to rear shaft use....
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Call Jessie-


    530-877-2875



    http://www.highangledriveline.com/



    1350 CV....you will not break it.


    Does awsome work and is topps for customer service.


    (He is shipping me a spare 1350 CV rear driveshaft to Chimney Canyon 4x4 in the Black Hills, should be there before I get there on Friday!)


    Jess it THE MAN!
     
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    Thank you guys for your comments. I know that my broken shaft was overstressed, but I also know that if I continue wheeling, it will happen again because I'm really not that aggressive with the throttle. I do need bigger stuff. Again........I thank you all.

    Don
    Pleasanton, Ca
     
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