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JDP
12-26-2006, 01:49 PM
I found out that if I could just add the TH400 yoke to the Studebaker truck drive shaft I could use the factory shaft with the 425 Caddy swap into the 59 truck.
The problem was that one half of the U joint was mechanics style, the other was the larger Saginaw cup. All the "conversion joints" I could find were Saginaw to Spicer cup (wrong clip style), but my local auto parts guy came to the rescue. He used a micrometer to measure the diameter of the Studebaker U joint cross that fits in the cup and found a larger Saginaw cup that size. By taking two new U joints and swapping cups I now have a brand new GM to Studebaker truck joint.

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CHAMP
12-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Glad you got it all worked out.:)

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DEEPNHOCK
12-26-2006, 02:45 PM
What was wrong with the original thread?

BTW..
My driveshaft guy did that for me hooking up a T-5 output yoke to a 9" Ford rear (driveshaft)...
Kind of made me mad to have to buy two u-joints, but it was cheaper than welding a new end onto the driveshaft, along with rebalancing it...
Jeff[8D]

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JDP
12-26-2006, 10:54 PM
I guess I goofed on thread 101, but the first post was a question, the second was educational.:)

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Arnold Md.
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64 Commander 2 dr.
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
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63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Lark 2 door
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander