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  1. He hasn’t crawled with it yet. He has only had the ‘82 for three weeks. We drive 6 hours one way to pick it up in Fairbanks, AK. It was a fun trip with my son. Good bonding experience but it was one hell of a day trip. We didn’t get home until 2am. The issue with Alaska is there are not a lot to chose from and most everything has a lot of rust.
  2. Yeah I know. I was just thinking the larger tires may have helped it along. But that is just a guess. thanks for everyone’s posts.
  3. I was guessing that when my son put much larger mud tires on it, it put more pressure on everything. But that was just a guess.
  4. It the u-joint ripped out of it. Not sure why it ripped out. But the socket where the hole for the joint was ripped out.
  5. $370 seems high for a little drive shaft smaller than my forearm. This thing looks like it belongs in a side by side only it looks 40 years old.
  6. They have the old one right now. But it goes between the transmission and the transfer cast. The one out of our 85 720 is about twice as long and much thicker. The actual drive shaft is probably about 4.5 inches long. Maybe 6” if you count the loops for the u-joints.
  7. I am just having them make a new one. New parts and they can have it done by Friday. (Hopefully). They were going to rebuild the old one but the drive shaft was too short for their calipers. With the U-joints it is only about 8” long.
  8. They think they can build one. But it’s looking at $350 for that little thing. Sheesh!!!
  9. I’m going to hit young’s gear this morning. I just don’t know if 1. They will be able to make one, 2. How much it will cost or 3. If they can do it in a timely manner. Just because they are the only shop in town. Jones driveline and machine is no longer in service. Or at least their phone number is no longer in service. I’ll report back when I talk to Youngs Gear. thank you
  10. I am new to the this site so I apologize if this is not posted in the right place. I live in Alaska and need help finding the short drive shaft out of a ‘82 Datsun 720. It is the one that goes between the transmission and the transfer case. I have am in need of a short one. I have looked everywhere I can think of online and junk yards but have come up empty. Since I live in Alaska my options are limited unless I happen to find one sitting in someone’s back yard. I have a 1985 720 but it has the shorter transmission so the drive shaft is too long. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. If anyone has one for sale, please let me know.
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