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subzali
08-03-2006, 09:48 PM
Hey anybody with an FJ40 with a 4 speed (or whatever will be similar to my '77), I need the measurement of the driveshaft length...just from the back of the e-brake to the pinion flange is fine...apparently mine is shorter than everybody else's :confused: like I have a different tranny or something...hey BTW Ige do you know if the tranny or t-case has been changed on this truck?

subzali
08-03-2006, 09:54 PM
Mine is 21 1/4" BTW, which is about 6" shorter than all the other driveshafts I've seen in the past couple days, some of which were labelled "rear".

wesintl
08-03-2006, 09:59 PM
You could always get it retubed instead of finding a used one...

subzali
08-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Gotta play the numbers...I'm going to make a couple calls and see what's going on, but I'd still like to know since all the ones I've seen in the last couple of days are longer than mine and I thought mine was stock.

wesintl
08-03-2006, 10:32 PM
We'll I didn't know we all had a longer one than you but i'll take your word for it:D are you sure about Ian though :lmao:

anyway. were you just measuring the length of the DS? once the slip gets packed with grease it expands and is hard to push in, esp out of the truck. That can easily account for a few inch difference. Even if on the truck it can be a slight difference depending on how stock the truck is, how much the springs have sagged, how much lift, etc.

nuclearlemon
08-03-2006, 11:31 PM
Hey anybody with an FJ40 with a 4 speed (or whatever will be similar to my '77), I need the measurement of the driveshaft length...just from the back of the e-brake to the pinion flange is fine...apparently mine is shorter than everybody else's :confused: like I have a different tranny or something...hey BTW Ige do you know if the tranny or t-case has been changed on this truck?
not that i know of. besides, t case is same size on pre split case cruisers. only way it would be different would be 4spd trans vs. 3 spd trans.:confused:

nuclearlemon
08-03-2006, 11:31 PM
if you're measuring in the vehicle, are you looking at rigs that have reversed their leaf springs?

IanB
08-04-2006, 06:20 AM
We'll I didn't know we all had a longer one than you but i'll take your word for it:D are you sure about Ian though :lmao:


Mines custom ;) :eek: :hill: :flamingo: :bowdown: :beer:

subzali
08-04-2006, 07:32 AM
I know everything will be different, but I want to see if I'm close. All I see is a 6" difference between mine and all the others I've seen, and I'm guessing that even with a small lift etc. the difference shouldn't be that much. I measured from my parking brake to my pinion flange. Also when looking at other driveshafts it's not just the overall measurement that's longer, it's the tube part that makes the length difference. So let's hear 'em, it only takes a couple seconds to measure it.

nuclearlemon
08-04-2006, 09:28 AM
mine are all custom too

IanB
08-04-2006, 10:09 AM
6". No really it is. I wouldn't lie about something like that. ;)

I compressed the stock one (I beleive) off my 40 and it was about 18" from center of u-joint to center of u-joint. HTH :bowdown: :beer:

2badfjs
08-04-2006, 10:38 AM
matts tube on his shaft(go ahead insert funny rude comment) was about 7.5"
it defintly looks to be rewelded when comparing to the d-shafts i had.

i may have thought he had a sm tranny in it cause it would have bolted right up to my 40 with a sm465 and flipped rear 60 pack
and my trans to t-case adapter is about 4-6"
:confused: :confused:

subzali
08-04-2006, 02:06 PM
Thanks Ian, that sounds pretty close to what I have. I could use some more for verification if anybody still hasn't piped up.

Rzeppa
08-04-2006, 07:08 PM
I have a spare set from a 77 in my garage, plus the ones that are on my 76. I'll try to remember to go measure it for you tomorrow and post it up here. I still owe you a photo af a wiring harness connector too!