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Unread 01-28-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Anyone have a rear drive shaft for sale?

After removing the old universal joints and prepping for the new ones, I discovered that a moron probably used an impact hammer previously to remove the former u-joints. What I am left with is very thin metal, which will most likely fail in the very near future.

My jeep shop said they can send it away to have a new end welded on for $220, or buy a new drive shaft for $350.

Yikes! I have 3 teenaged boys and a chihuahua to feed...just looking for other options. Thanks!

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Unread 01-28-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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You drive a vehicle, there are unexpected things that come up and you just have to take care of them. Going as cheap as possible is a sure way to having to redo it. You are lucky to be able to take care of kids and a dog. Now, go fix your Jeep and stop your crying. lol
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Unread 01-28-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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Now, go fix your Jeep and stop your crying. lol
Huh? The guy is looking to buy a used part to replace one someone else buggered up. So what's the problem?

Seez, some people.
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Unread 01-28-2016, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thank you, Mortgage-payer...actually it's the girl that is looking for other options, and I appreciate your chivalry.

Dahreno, I'm not crying, but my family comes first, and then my jeep! I was simply making an inquiry if anyone has a drive shaft laying around that they would be interested in selling. I do realize that CHEAP is not always the smart way to go, but as I already stated, I am just looking at other options. Thank you.
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Unread 01-28-2016, 10:18 PM   #5
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Heh, you should have mentioned you were female up front - you'd get 10 times more help here!
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Unread 01-28-2016, 11:37 PM   #6
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Find out where the Jeep shop is sending the driveline and take it there yourself. There's no need for them to make money off of it if all they are doing is providing transportation and I'll guarantee that they are upcharging what it actually costs them.
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Unread 01-28-2016, 11:38 PM   #7
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You can get a brand new driveshaft from Tatton for $150
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1310-JEEP-DR...93UwOES9Mzsjjw

If you really have 6" of lift, you may want to consider a CV type driveshaft to help eliminate excessive driveline angles and vibrations. A little more spendy, but less likely to chew up u-joints.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-CV-DRIV...9h8_Rpogn8ZeNw
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Unread 01-29-2016, 04:06 AM   #8
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I have 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cat's to feed. So, I was wondering if anyone had some Detroit Truetracs laying around that they'd sell for cheap.

Kidding, of course.

I agree with CSP, take the middle-man out of it.

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Unread 01-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #9
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I second the recommendation for Tatton, he built my front shaft, did a great job.
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Unread 01-29-2016, 09:17 AM   #10
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I have a shaft but it is from a '74 CJ5 with D44 rear....
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I have a stock drive shaft out of a 1980 CJ-7 that matched up to a Dana 300 and an AMC 20. It has new U-joints
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Unread 01-29-2016, 10:37 AM   #12
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Badgerdawg measure out what you need by this and post the length .

http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/img/...iagrams/g.html
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Unread 01-29-2016, 10:53 AM   #13
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Heh, you should have mentioned you were female up front - you'd get 10 times more help here!
Understood, Mortgage-payer, but I generally don't throw out the "I'm just a girl" card unless I am correcting the he/she, him/her thing. I just think of myself as a Jeep owner like the rest of you. Besides, I'm an old girl with gravity issues, so I don't think it would help anyway.

As for Matt, come on...you know you can't own cats, they own YOU! And how do you get everyone into your van down by the river???
Just kidding, of course. You have always been very kind and helpful with my crazy questions and predicaments. You will be happy to know that I already replaced the u-joints on the front drive shaft with ease. I was looking forward to getting the rear done swiftly as well, and then this issue came up.
( PS- I am almost done with my air cleaner housing redo, will post pics soon!)

I will take everyone's advice and check Tatton's and also research a repair shop I can take it to. There are no repair shops were I live, so it will involve a long drive off the mountain...into the big city. Thanks again, everyone. Jeep Forum is the best!
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Unread 01-29-2016, 11:12 AM   #14
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If you can measure the collapsed length and the extended length, I can check to see what I have. Pretty sure I have mostly CJ7 stuff, but I can see if I have any shorter ones for the 5.

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Unread 01-29-2016, 07:39 PM   #15
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I checked Tatton's and they look really good, and the price is nice, too. Thank you guys for the heads up.

@certifiablejeep and texasdave- I may be interested in getting a used one for backup, so if you have something that fits, PM me with a price. The driveshaft measures 15 1/4" top of the ears, closed; and 18 1/4" top of the yoke to yoke. I hope it makes sense in the photo...

Thanks again, everyone.
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