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old drive shafts

Post by Micron » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:19 am

I am in the process of removing the engine & gearbox from my breaker, but with the least amount of work.

My question is, are drive shafts hollow, could I just cut through them with a disc cutter to save time?

I'm not saving the anything associated with the drive lugs, shocks etc, so it doesn't matter that the drive shaft stay in the car

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Re: old drive shafts

Post by Kit » Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:34 am

Why :!:
Just split the inner ball joints, simple

Would you like me to show you :idea:

Yes the driveshaft are solid

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Re: old drive shafts

Post by Kit » Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:47 am

Do you want to leave the car as a ‘rolling shell’

The hubs are worth saving :idea:

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Re: old drive shafts

Post by Micron » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:18 am

Kit wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:47 am
Do you want to leave the car as a ‘rolling shell’

The hubs are worth saving :idea:

Kit
Yes I do, I have had enough now, plus they are not that great and something tells me that the drive shafts will not come out that easy

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Re: old drive shafts

Post by Micron » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:19 am

Kit wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:34 am
Why :!:
Just split the inner ball joints, simple

Would you like me to show you :idea:

Yes the driveshaft are solid

Kit
If I split the inner joint, do I need to be able to pull the hub away from the car?

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Re: old drive shafts

Post by Kit » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:05 am

You will need to release the two bolts from the shock/hub joint, them pull the hub forward. This is enough to get the inner joint out of the cup. - after you have removed the internal cir clip, from the grove in the cup.

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