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    Shortening driveshafts

    I need to shorten the driveshafts on the 200sx axle I have narrowed, I would have normally male and femaled them to the right length, sweated them together and welded the two halves. I have now found that the shafts are case hardened which made me ask Zane at Zannetec for advice.

    They will not be used on the drag strip or in anger but he suggests that the material either side of the weld will be compromised and be the weak point.

    His solution would be get them friction welded or new ones made/ re-splined.

    So where do I go for Friction welding or getting the shafts modified?

    New area for me so suggestions please.

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    Rich

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    Do not know anything about them but the video looks good might be worth having a word with them. Let us know how you get on. Or the second one for new shafts

    https://www.driveshaftsolutions.co.u... <br /> <br />http://berrisford.co.uk/index.php/dr...ny-length.html
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    try these people ..............

    http://www.cpsdrivelink.co.uk/friction-welding/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phunkie Hiboy View Post
    Thats the same people as driveshaft solutions but I could no get the cps link to work

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    Ironicly Zane friction-welded some 9" Ford shafts for me, but that was 25 years ago and he was at RR then, I think? They didn't break in my ownership, unlike the machined ones they replaced.
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    Always thought that having half shafts shortened and friction welded was a good idea when they could not be shortened and resplined. So you have confirmed what I thought Jack Griffin
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    Thanks for the responses, I have spoken to them and am sending shafts off today with a 4-5 days turnaround £110 per shaft + Vat.

    Cheers

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    Mate, forget about welding/shortening axles if its a Mustang (8.8?) rear, just get some Moser shafts off Hauser or someone.
    .....especially if you have a manual trans.
    Build the running gear to take anything you are going to throw at it., the engine is the easy bit to do
    My RR has a 750HP chassis/rear end in it but only has a 475HP 383 ,,,,,one day LOL, one day.


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