cv axle shaft = driveshaft?? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > cv axle shaft = driveshaft??

FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectJKS Now Available at, Trackbars, SkidsFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Unread 01-07-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 277
cv axle shaft = driveshaft??

I'm nearly finished with my SOA on my '77 CJ5...I need driveshafts front and rear now. I plan to stretch out one of my old front shafts, no problems there.
The rear will be short, but no worse than most guys have already done. I read that several of you have made your own double cardan shafts from used XJ or TJ front driveshafts. I do happen to have a spare front TJ driveshaft laying around (it pays to never throw anything away!) and can shorten that shaft, but it doesn't seem to have much angular misalignment capability. I can always just buy a TW or Tattons shaft, but I kinda want to fab my own...those are usually good for 30 or 35 degrees.
Then my SIL (a 15 year mechanic and fellow Jeep guy) asks me, "Does anyone use a true CV axleshaft to make driveshafts?"
Well, has anyone used an axle shaft from independent front axles to make a driveshaft? I know some of the CV joints have craaaazy operating angles...

1977 CJ5 still building
2002 TJ---gone but not forgotten
2005 LJ insurance wreck, finally got the bugs out
stripperguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.