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  1. superbird03
    05-22-2014 07:50 AM - permalink
    superbird03
    In need of Driveshaft expertise! I had the frame stretched on my Kenworth T2000. I had 8 feet added to the wheel base and installed a 26' box on the chassis behind the sleeper. A place out in Gurnee, Il area did the frame stretch and driveshaft work. I am questioning the way they did the drive shafts and wanted your opinion. I know have 3 drive shafts that are about 5' long going from the transmission to the front differential. The first one was always there, but then added 2 more to make up for the length added. I haven't measured the angles of them but the first 2 drive shafts are angling down and the last one angles up just a bit (approximately 5 degrees). All the information I can find has all the drive shafts angling down. I feel a slight vibration now in the floor and shifter when under heavy load and acceleration. When I take my foot off the accelerator pedal it stops immediately. Do you see a problem with this drive shaft setup? Any thoughts?
    Thanks,
    Steve
  2. volvoman
    02-18-2014 08:48 PM - permalink
    volvoman
    best used truck parts place 2&92 in silvis il. ph # 1800-824-4564. its straight out i88 to i80 keep going straight under i 80 on rt 5 (i88 ends and turns in to rt5) about 3-4 miles on the right.
    if you have time ive heard several builders in elkhart in let you tour there plants.
    wish i had the time to go before i started building mine. i will go before building my next one.
    i can get you some more salvage yard phone #s tomorrow when i get to work.
    check out 5th wheel rv trailers to see how they build them.
  3. turbo2gto
    02-18-2014 12:11 AM - permalink
    turbo2gto
    Got my truck today ! Most all of the interior is missing, lots of dash parts missing or need replaced. Need to find a truck salvage yard im thinking. It's a 208 or 209 wheelbase. Frame stops right after rear spring mounts. I don't want to stretch wheelbase but have the idea of going straight down off the end of the frame and do a dropped garage to haul 2 dragbikes with either a rear ramp door or a passenger side ramp door if i need to keep the tail shorter. Could maybe keep the ramp door and ceiling of the garage at 6' so I could have a bedroom over it and that short portion could be a small slideout for a bed. The floor section of the bedroom that is over the garage would obviously be a step up to the bed that would be on a slideout. Any thoughts on this ?
  4. turbo2gto
    02-10-2014 09:20 PM - permalink
    turbo2gto
    I'm enjoying your project album. Where are you located ?

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    Rockford
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