Author Topic: 1984 Chevy Silverado Stepside w/350 trans  (Read 709 times)

Offline Chuck Step-a-side

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1984 Chevy Silverado Stepside w/350 trans
« on: April 08, 2018, 12:31:17 PM »
I have a banged up driveshaft and will need to either replace it or have the driveshaft repaired and balanced. What other year and model chevy truck have a 57" tube length driveshaft that will fit my short bed? Thanks

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Re: 1984 Chevy Silverado Stepside w/350 trans
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 02:08:47 AM »
one out of a truck with the same trans/axle
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Offline 75gmck25

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Re: 1984 Chevy Silverado Stepside w/350 trans
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:14:59 AM »
Where are you located? 

When I lived in San Antonio I had a local place called Driveshaft Specialists make me a new front driveshaft for my K25, and it was a very common job for them.  It cost more than a junkyard pull, but everything was new (cardan joint, etc.) and it was an exact fit.  I believe they also repair, balance and shorten driveshafts.

Bruce

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Re: 1984 Chevy Silverado Stepside w/350 trans
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 07:13:42 AM »
just to add to what bruce said, its a good idea to rebuild the front driveshaft anyway. by time you get the needle bearings and u joints it will add $50-$70 (about $30 for the cardan joint rebuild and $10-$20 for u joints) to what a junk yard shaft will cost plus the splines on the shaft might be worn anyway
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