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Al's probs bring up a Q, has anyone rebuilt a driveshaft


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with non-bmw (read readily found) parts?

Like chevy U-joints/flanges etc?

We have a local guy that works at a spring shop that is affectionately known as "the driveshaft nazi"...

was thinking of giving him a call...

would like some info first tho, hate to hear:

"no u-joints for you!"

Thanks,

B

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as you can see when you take one out the u joints are staked in place by punching the surrounding metal, vs the usual circlip way. It is really a one time thing unless you have got balancing equipment, or ?? Anyway I took one apart, tapped in the new u joint, installed it, shook like hell, tried to "center" it a couple of times, gave up finally and bought a used one, that still is going. They do re built these things, but I do not think it is a DIY project, oh and I still have another brand new U joint in the garage, !!

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they guy i'm thinking of having do it, works magic.

he builds shafts for the local monster truck crowd and uses up to 2.5 ton u-joints for them... (we don't even have enough ground clearance for the joints) and he's got all the tools to balance, re-flange etc.

It's not a problem yet, just don't like the design or paying $300+ when it becomes a problem.

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