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Old 10-24-2021, 12:19 AM
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I need to drive mine more.....if it had your patina perhaps I would.
There is a lot to be said for patina. I donít worry about scratches like I do with my shiny El Camino!

Your Coupe Express is extra special.

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Old 10-24-2021, 09:06 AM
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Thank you! so is your truck!
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 10-25-2021, 02:09 PM
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It just keeps rattling along, going on 6 years.
In spite of all the hand-wringing about the driveshaft angle...
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Old 10-25-2021, 03:29 PM
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In spite of all the hand-wringing about the driveshaft angle...
You remember! Yep, no driveshaft problems.
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Old 10-25-2021, 03:53 PM
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did you put in an independent suspension in back?
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Old 10-25-2021, 04:22 PM
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did you put in an independent suspension in back?
Yes, it Jag-U-War XJ6 front and back, both with modified mounting. I also put in overload air bags in case I want to haul weight.
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Old 10-26-2021, 03:44 PM
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You remember! Yep, no driveshaft problems.
Ironically, I, with my supposedly oh so perfect MB factory stock driveshaft on my '85SD was experiencing a driveshaft issue at around 300.000 miles. Which is why I was intrigued by what you said way back in post #40:

"The MB driveshaft may have a perfectly aligned u-joint, but driveshaft specialists recommend 1/2 degree to keep the u-joint lubricated."

I traced a tortured squeal when cornering to a frozen solid u-joint!
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Old 03-21-2022, 09:13 AM
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I completely did away with the center bearing and had a 1 piece shaft built at our local driveshaft shop. Jags That Run makes an adaptor place to allow a standard Dana Spicer U-joint flange to work. While I have yet to drive the truck I don't expect any issues with this arrangement as it's been used in millions of cars for decades. Again, you might want to check my build thread.
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But on the other hand, I'd try what you have. It looks reasonable to me, you already have it, and nothing really awful can happen if it's NOT OK. I didn't notice if you have a driveshaft loop or not but it might be a good thing just in case.
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Old 03-27-2022, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, but my driveshaft has worked fine for 7 years.

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