Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

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Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Shorthaul » October 12th, 2020, 6:28 pm

I'm back to putting this truck together and need some advice. I'm thinking I should install the rear end section first, then the intermediate drive line. Then transmission, then engine. Please advise with any advice/ info. Thanks!

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Re: Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Neil Wilson » October 12th, 2020, 7:31 pm

The stock coupling shaft must be installed through the back side of the #4 cross member (i.e. before the rear axle).
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Re: Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Bob C » October 12th, 2020, 8:35 pm

Like Neil said the stock setup goes in from the rear but the service replacement goes from the front.
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Re: Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Shorthaul » October 13th, 2020, 8:55 am

Thanks for the replies and info, and photo. Much needed. Do I understand, I need to connect the intermediate shaft to the rear drive shaft and then bolt to frame. I haven't, looked at the middle shaft, I'm going to do that to day to refamilarize myself with that .

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Re: Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Neil Wilson » October 13th, 2020, 10:58 am

Shorthaul wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 8:55 am
Thanks for the replies and info, and photo. Much needed. Do I understand, I need to connect the intermediate shaft to the rear drive shaft and then bolt to frame. I haven't, looked at the middle shaft, I'm going to do that to day to refamilarize myself with that .
No, the coupling shaft assembly (shaft, housing, front/rear supports) with the rear u-joint installed needs to be inserted through the #4 cross member first. At that point, one can install the rear axle with its drive shaft/torque tube. The torque tube and coupling shaft can then be bolted together to the #4 cross member.

The engine and transmission can be installed first. Consequently, the coupling shaft can be inserted through the rear of the #4 cross member and bolted to the transmission. The rear axle could be installed last.
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Re: Re installing complete drive line 157" WB

Post by Shorthaul » October 13th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Thanks Neil. I think I’ve got it, maybe! I haven’t decided whether to pull the engine apart, so I’m thinking start assembling from the rear first basically to keep myself motivated. I’ve got the engine on a stand, with everything pulled off but pan and head. I know it’s the time to do it, I just am hesitant to put in the time and money and then have to try and get 5 cents on the dollar out of it when trying to sell.

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