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Old 01-28-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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driveshaft to equip compatability

Im limited to my choice of junkyard replacement rear diff and trans., say the splines couplings aren't compatible is that something a shop can make work? is it DIY able.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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Re: driveshaft to equip compatability

well that depends... i'm not an expert on bus parts, but i know a thing or two about drivelines in general.

see the thing that you need to be worrying about more is driveshaft length. although i have had friends make driveshafts in their own garages, it's not a good idea unless you really know what you're doing. even if you can weld on the yokes perfectly straight, you'd have to balance it.

as far as splines not being compatible, it can be a DIY job. the pinion yoke (rear end) should use a standard u-joint size which hopefully would match up to the driveshaft you'll be using. as far as the transmission goes, it's the same situation. in any case the yokes being the same size won't really be the hard part as i'm sure you can find replacement yokes for the tranny and diff to fit your u-joint size if need be. if anything doesn't match up it's just a matter of finding out what would be cheaper to do.

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Re: driveshaft to equip compatability

Yeah, I'm not sure exactly which splines you are talking about. If you are talking about the driveshaft everything posted above is correct. If you are talking about axle splines into the side gears of the differential you might be in hotter water.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Re: driveshaft to equip compatability

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Yeah, I'm not sure exactly which splines you are talking about. If you are talking about the driveshaft everything posted above is correct. If you are talking about axle splines into the side gears of the differential you might be in hotter water.
didn't think of that possibility. but if it is the case, good luck adamanderr. setting up a rear diff is not something i would wanna do. not on a bus atleast.
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