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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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64 Driveshaft

Hi newbie here. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I am trying to find driveshaft shop that is reasonable. I have a 64 Impala I put a 454 with a 700r4 in now as we all know the driveshaft needs to be addressed. I have called several shops and get a prices from $700-$800 for a new 2 piece shaft. Is this the going rate? The car is not lowered and is going to be just a weekend car . Any suggestions? Shops? Thanks for your time.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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The best in the business is Denny's. Look them up, you won't be disappointed. This is if you want a complete shaft. You can just have yours shortened and rebuilt (U joints and center bearing) if you are on a budget. In my experience, truck driveline shops are cheap, and very experienced.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 01:35 PM
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The issue you will discover with your big block and a rubber mounted carrier bearing is the torque of the engine is gong to have the universals chewing on the inside of the torque box that is the crossing X in your X-frame car. That engine is going to want to French Skip using your drive shaft for a jump rope.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 03:14 PM
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I had my original drive shaft shortened and re-balanced with a slip joint on the rear shaft for less than the $700-$800 you mentioned. And that is in California where everything is more expensive.

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