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My 1977 caprice classic 350 original motor and trans were swaped out for A 305 and a 700r trans now the drive shaft is too short

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I have a 700r4 trans and just baught a turbo 350 trans, i need the driveshaft u have and u need the driveshaft i have. if you want to trade im down. email me ruon22s@yahoo.com

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That's not really a problem. You can take the drive shaft to pretty much any auto machine shop & have it extended to meet the specific length you need it to be & then they will balance it. This isn't unusual with motor swaps. I've done a number of engine swaps on older 55 to 67 models & done the welding myself by inserting the next size smaller diameter shaft into the one I was stretching. Balance is crucial. To avoid the machine shop & that route, take the shaft you have with the measurements you need it to be, to your local auto salvage yard & they should be able to help fit you up with the correct length with the proper ends for a bolt on application. good luck

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There are shops that can cut your drive shaft and weld a piece to it. This is not cheap, and I would only use a shop that is well known for doing quality work. I would ask the local Chevy dealerships' service manager for a recommendation. Best of luck!

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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