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The CV joint in my 62 driveshaft is toast....and apparently it's an obsolete part that no one makes parts for anymore.  Any alternatives to getting a new driveshaft made?

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I looked at u-joints themselves for the center joint and they seem to go from '61-'68.  There was some sort of center bushing kit on rockauto that was more year-specific.  Or are what you're seeking what used to be called "centering kit" (which was between the two u-joints in the cast iron housing)?  Just curious . . .

 

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You might want to try Midwest Driveshafts here in my hood.  Joe is the owner.

Does a lot of exotic, antique, obsolete,  custom stuff.   He’s done all my driveshaft work for years.

competent staff, too.

Might be worth a call.

 

 

 

 

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Years ago I had a reliable universal joint shop rebuild a Cadillac driveshaft with a kit. It didn't work out. After three or four trips back I went to Paul Lauracella's Parts of the Past and bought a good used driveshaft. That resolved it.

 

The service manual should say "This is not a serviceable part. Replace as a unit." In this case I believe them.

 

The rebuilt driveshaft leaned in a corner of my garage as a reminder not to do that again for close to 20 years.

 

If I was going to do it today I think I would find a really good used one and have a driveshaft shop cut the old CV assembly out and put the used one in. They could do that. If they gave me any push back I would say "Just humor me".

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I talked to the driveshaft guy earlier.  He said the rebuild kits are not what he needs.  There is a piece that is eaten up pretty badly.  I contacted James at bestoffercounts and he thinks he has a complete one for me.  What a pain.

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