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Help me with my Blazer

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Marine, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Marine

    Marine Junior Member
    Messages: 0

    I just found this site and so far I realy like it. I have a question and I hope I can get some help. I bought a 1977 Blazer with a 8 in lift. The lift, drive shafts and springs are new. Due the the angale of the front drive shaft, the U joint binds where it enters the transfer case.

    Has anyone delt with anything like this? I am thinking about pulling the drive shaft off and grinding it down so it will turn. I wonder is this will weaken the shaft.
  2. cnypropertysvcs

    cnypropertysvcs Member
    Messages: 54

    I do not suggest grinding on the drive shaft- it will definitely weaken the joint and could cause a catastrophic failure. I have rolled a pick up truck after a u-joint grenaded on me and popped a tire on my truck.

    That being said there are several companies online, and possibly locally that could help you out. The local company I would send you to was bought out a few years ago by a national company, and there might be a branch near you. Try Fleet Pride- they specialize in driveshafts and undercarraige components, as well as plow parts in my area.


    There's also www.drivetrainsuperstores.com

    If you do a search online you'll come up with more info than you can imagine.

    Good luck !

  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Get a proper shaft for it,so you don't have any problems.The grinding will most likely work,but is it going to hold up ?