Hey I just installed a spring over in my 82 cj-7. I want to install a rear cv drive shaft, but a lot of people these days I,m on a budget. can I use or modify a cv drive shaft from another truck?I have a front drive shaft from full size blazer and it looks like it would work if I shorten it.Have any of you done this?And where is a good inexpensive place to shop for drive shaft parts on line?
I've shortened/lengthened a few driveshafts before. I used a couple "V" blocks to set the tubes in so I could spin them and check runout with a dial caliper to keep them straight. Once I got a lathe, it was even easier.. plus the lathe makes it easy to cut out the old welds..
However, if you don't get them straight, you stand a very good chance at having some bad driveline vibes. If you've any doubt, take it to a shop and pony up a few bucks... especially if it's going to be a street driven rig that will see any highway speeds.
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..
I've been checking out this thread I Just recently did a SOA on my 79 CJ7. I got a front driveshaft from a XJ. Now what is the difference in yokes? I have a T18 trans with a Dana 20 tcase. The yoke is the type that uses a U bolt shaped clip to attach the universal. I looks like i can attach the XJ's driveshaft with no problem. Is there some sort of clearance issue that would require me to get a different tcase yoke?