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#1505021 Datsun Tailgating/BBQ....Aug. 5th.................12-6

Posted by skyblue on 22 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

Count me in

#1500813 CANBY 2017 IT WILL BEE fun 'n stuff

Posted by skyblue on 03 July 2017 - 03:57 PM

So while you guys were all sucking each others dicks over who made the best "Canby video" ,,, i went ahead and published mine..


Now take a look  at some real film making ,,,


  Bananahamuck productions in cooperation with Who farted LLC.  presents


ME walking the fuck around


You're welcome




yikes!! what that sped up 4x? 


thank you?  :hmm:

#1495158 CANBY 2017 IT WILL BEE fun 'n stuff

Posted by skyblue on 08 June 2017 - 09:36 PM

Made it to Salem.


camped out at Silver Falls.

See all you suckas maƱana.

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Posted by skyblue on 02 June 2017 - 12:40 PM

It's installed but I have to put the lower bracket on still. Been focusing on getting the 510 ready.

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Posted by skyblue on 25 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

That must've been a seriously noisy failure. The type that will make you have to change your undies?

haha, yea. the truck shuffled a bit for a second. 


Appears to be the pavement side

 haha, thanks. i just wish i knew what the cause was.

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Posted by skyblue on 25 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

A few more pics of.

Diff side

One side of shaft. I don't really know what end this is but it got fucked.

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Posted by skyblue on 25 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Maybe you should re-look into the shims you put in, maybe your angles were good without them if you went as long as you said without an issue.

Yea that's what I was thinking. I'm getting the 510 prepped so I'll have to put off the 521 till after canby.

Thanks for all your help everyone!

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Posted by skyblue on 24 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

I will put another one piece back if I can find another 520 one. . Custom might be more than I want to spend. For now I have the 2 piece back in minus the lower carrier bearing bracket just to be able to move then truck around. I'll deal with it after canby.

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Posted by skyblue on 24 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

Were you just driving a steady speed, did you slam on the brakes, did you just shift gears?
Did you remove leafs to lower the rear of your truck?

Yea I was driving about 75 steady. No braking. No shifting. Something just broke. I didn't remove any leafs. I used 720 4x4 leafs with 3 inch blocks and 2 degree pinion angle shims.

#1491143 Valentine

Posted by skyblue on 24 May 2017 - 07:53 AM

I have that part skyblue

Awesome! Thanks guys. I've decided no to take the truck to canby. If I don't find the part at the datslocos I'll grab it from you HOGIE when I go up to canby. Assuming you're going? If not I can swing by you on my way up if that's cool.

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Posted by skyblue on 23 May 2017 - 08:25 AM

Stroffgren he still has his 2 piece driveshaft....
Hobo I think they are different... at least the rubber part of the carrier bearing are.. the 620 carrier is round while the 521 has a wierd shape.... little wings or something on the bottom.... anti rotation or something... no idea....

Yes I think you're right.


And sky I'm off work in a few hours... I head right home to work on my 521 so while the compressor is builds pressure I'll take a look.... I'll message you one way or anothet

Thanks man!

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Posted by skyblue on 23 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

Was it originally a two piece shaft? And it was converted to one piece shaft? The part you show in the pic above is for the center support bearing, on a two piece shaft.
One piece shaft is fine, as long as it's not hitting anything, like the body, or frame. The angles of the tailshaft vs the pinion shaft need to be within about 3 degrees of each other for a healthy long joint life, but that won't affect the shaft. Unless of course the joint gets so bad that it causes the shaft to contact something, or if the joint fails completely.
One other thing that can cause a shaft to break in the middle (and I see this all to often) is if it has been built from two separate shafts and is welded together inside the span of the tubing. It should not be two pieces welded together, but one continuous piece of tubing. Was this shaft put together from two shafts?
A good driveline shop can advise you on what is too long. Most shops won't build one that's too long, as it becomes a liability for them.

It was a one piece from a 520 I grabbed at a pick n pull. I had it balanced before I put it on about 4 years ago. . I kept the 2 piece shaft that comes on 521's. But, going through my storage I can't seem to find the bottom piece.

I had just installed 2 degree pinion angle shims to correct the angles not even 500 miles ago.

This one piece was not made from 2 shafts. 520's came from the factory with a one piece.

Thx for the help

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Posted by skyblue on 23 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

I might have what you need....
Do you need both pieces or just that bottom?... I am using the top, almost as a catch incase something went wrong but I am not using that bottom piece.
I used a carrier bearing from a volvo on mine... had a nice bracket built in to bolt it down...
I need to locate in my garage but I am sure I have it....

Thanks!I have the top piece. And I know I have the bottom I just can't find it. Keep me posted if you find it.

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Posted by skyblue on 23 May 2017 - 07:23 AM

This is the part I can't find. Anyone have one for sale?


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Posted by skyblue on 23 May 2017 - 07:16 AM

Dang all bad

Yea dude. Was hoping to drive it to datslocos this weekend. Don't think that's happening.


Just make a new 1 piece. I would not go back to 2 piece.

I dunno. I'm discouraged.