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    bipolar is offline CHR Junior sMember Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Greetings all.
    Bipolar here, not me, my truck.
    I have a mint 1982 F350 that's been messed with.
    Original engine, tranny and front axle and suspension all changed prior to me getting it.
    I have what looks to be a 1979 Chevy camaro 350 sbc orange block with some toys.
    Headers, intake and carb all edelrock. Moroso air cleaner and TH350 auto trans.
    Rear end looks to be original dually but not 100% sure yet.
    I have a nasty vibration at 55mph.
    Yesterday I pulled the one piece fabbed driveshaft and found the universal joint from driveshaft to rear end was wrong size.
    It doesn't quite seat between stops on diff yolk and the snap rings on driveshaft were not seated. The uni is adaptive as it is longer on one side than the other.
    Uni out is 3- 9/16" on short side and 3-5/8" on long.
    Any suggestions where to find conversion universal joints in Canada? Specifically Ontario near Toronto.

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    Mike P is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    SW Arizona
    Car Year, Make, Model: 57 Plymouth, 37 Dodge PU, 83 El Camino

    Here are 2 sources I've used in the past to get the right joints for some of my projects.



    Once you figure out the right joint and get a part number to give the parts guy the rest is easy.....just fork over money.

    By the way welcome.

    I've NEVER seen a car come from the factory that couldn't be improved.....

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    New Bedford
    Car Year, Make, Model: 34 Ford 3W Coupe Replica

    My 83 F-350 has a 2 piece driveshaft. I'm thinking yours should be also. Check with any local wrecking yards and see what might be available.

    And welcome from me also.
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