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    Driveshaft are not cheap .....

    well I had bust the rear driveshaft in my truck. Its going to cost my $495 to $525 to get a new made. So DONT BRAKE YOUR DRIVE SHAFT IN YOUR TRUCKS!!! THEY COST TO DAM MUCH.....
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    #2
    why dont you use a stock replacement one that is alot cheaper?

    is the truck modded too much to do so?
    did you break it by sheer power, or by damage offroading?

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      #3
      Well most likey I cant get a stock replacement. The tucks a 1978.

      The truck is now bone stock I think, Im not sure of full history on the truck. When I got it had a locker in it till the rear in it went (more or less blow up). Well im not sure why it broke it might have been becase of locker or how the former own had treated it. Dont think it was sheer power the truck only has a inline 6.
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        #4
        Originally Posted by Deadlego
        Well most likey I cant get a stock replacement. The tucks a 1978.

        The truck is now bone stock I think, Im not sure of full history on the truck. When I got it had a locker in it till the rear in it went (more or less blow up). Well im not sure why it broke it might have been becase of locker or how the former own had treated it. Dont think it was sheer power the truck only has a inline 6.
        a 1978 what?

        i would just put a $200 (or less) replacement driveshaft...

        remember, most trucks cross over parts for decades.. really if it were my toy 4x4, id just get a $50 junkyard DS, put some new Ujoints in it, and put that in.... it only has a inline six, so you dont need a $500 custom DS.. its stock.

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          #5
          i tried to find one at a junkyard. all the ones by me dont have any.... my truck is a 1978 f150 custom short bed. i know the ford dealer will be more. thats only way I found to get a new one. i still dont get why 5 + junkyards didnt have it but o well all i can do is bit the bullet and get it done. the place had mad one for the truck befor (made one for the privous owner before )

          man i need to go to sleep..... its 2 am and iim getting up at um 5 am i think man i hate haveing problems like this.....
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            #6
            I am by no means an expert on this but I would have to say that running it in 4 wheel without the rear shaft for too long would put added strain on the rest of the drive causing more problems down the road. I would think though that a driveshaft from other years or models might be compatable with what you need but I don't know for sure. I'd try talking with a mechanic you trust.
            -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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              #7
              measure length of drive shaft and go to the junk yard
              1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                #8
                Try http://car-part.com/index.htm

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                  #9
                  There must be a truck store in your area that rebuilds driveshafts. Assuming the yokes are ok, they can just retube it.
                  Bill

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                    #10
                    Google Ford truck parts and find a stock replacement- used is probably fine. If you can find someone to fix it even better. You don't want to drive around without it. F150's were sold by the millions- any shortbed ford should fit (except maybe from a ranger) but you should check the overall length. Most auto companies change the bodies but leave much of the internals alone through many model years.
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                      #11
                      Is a a custom shortbed as in the p.o just hacked the bed and driveshaft shorter?

                      Hell if your gonna spend $500 sell your truck for another $500, take a lil loan and get a Toyota.
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                        #12
                        Slightly related thread jack here: I'm a broke college student and I found a 1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Fleetside (rare bed, with rare full back glass) 235 Thriftmaster inline 6 and 3 on the tree for $1200. I haven't seen it run yet but supposedly it runs well. Surface rust that needs sanding and some flat black primer.

                        I want this truck to haul my hawk and tools to the track this summer, and it will be my only other vehicle other than the hawk.

                        go for it or look for a toyota like doc said?

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                          #13
                          Those are cool trucks but if you are in an area that uses salt to clear winter roads you will be watching it slowly rust away. Gas mileage will not be great either. A toyota will get better gas mileage, be a more modern ride and they seem to last forever mechanically speaking. Tough call-
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                          '89 Harley FXSTC
                          2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                          http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                          "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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                            #14
                            my poll was ment to some what of a joke well lol but I gess not that funny but when I was 1/2 a sleep it was
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                              #15
                              well its going to $472 for new drive shaft. I would have had it today but the guy put the wrong (small) u-joint for the rear so I had to take it back to him. he said about 1 day and it would be done so on wedsday I should have the driveshaft for my truck

                              did I tell you all that the driveshaft guy said that i had twisted it??
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