1970 56" long driveshaft

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by buick64203, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I'm in need of a driveshaft for my 70 stage 1 4 speed. Mine is bent. I'd like to find a clean, straight one piece shaft. Assembly manual says 56" center to center.

  2. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Jason is the drive shaft the same in a 70 auto and 4spd ?
  3. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I'm thinking about having one made for my 69. The one in the car had been modified for use with an automatic. bleh
  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    4 speed is longer.
  5. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    May be same length as 350 but automatic driveshafts (at least in earlier years) had rubber isolator.
  6. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    A longer one from a 70-72 4 door would work. I can cut it down.
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I believe so.
  8. mobileparts123

    mobileparts123 Well-Known Member

    Hey Jason,
    Especially if you have a core, but maybe he's got one?!?!
    Give Bobby at Nassau Driveshaft a ring -- 516 - 867 - 3680...
    You, of course, can tell him that you are Craig Mobile Parts'
    Hope you had a happy holidays season!!!!
    Yours, Craig.
    P.S. -- He has a top of the line, high - falutin balancing machine.....
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    My 72 350 auto driveshaft worked behind my BBB & Muncie without mods
  10. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Just have a good one built, why skimp out?
  11. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I wanted to try to retain the factory tapered shaft.
  12. Duane

    Duane Member

    I often used the 4-door varieties and had them cut down. That way when finished they looked original. If you use the Buick versions, the front & rear universals were usually the big ones, so all that needed to be done was cut the shaft to size and re-weld the original larger front universal back on.
    Worked like a dream, and my buds usually gave me the driveshafts for free.
    It was another way to recycle parts.

    PS. Don't forget to cut the front and rear universals off your bent shaft before you toss it. That is if they are the bigger style.
  13. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    Reference- one is a 68 4- speed, other is 69 GS350/350
    Same length but automatic has rubber isolation

    Attached Files:

  14. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    Jason I may have what you need.
    ds1.jpg ds2.jpg ds3.jpg ds4.jpg
  15. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Looks like a 56" shaft but it's a two piece. I need a one piece. Thanks for looking Tom. I appreciate it
  16. tt455

    tt455 T Bone

    No problem, sorry I missed that.
  17. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    ttt......c'mon, someone has to have a clean 56" or longer driveshaft sitting around!
  18. Rocket Racer

    Rocket Racer Well-Known Member

    I have a couple. Email me direct: drolds1@bellsouth.net. Thanks, Bob.
  19. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    I though all the a body Buick driveshafts were two piece. Which cars got the one piece?
  20. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    4-speeds! And 3-speeds. Manual.

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