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Post by tripleb at bellsouth.net » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:42 am

Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 07:08:30 -0500
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Sorry you had trouble-that would but a bad taste in my mouth as well. I
enjoy the pics on your site-the Johnson Valley pics were cool!!! Your eb
was getting a work out :)
Karl Bradley
NC
ebsss
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scotty" <scotty@broncoholics.com>
To: <tripleb@bellsouth.net>; <mail@broncofix.com>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts


> Karl, you may be right about it being a blanket statement. I guess if you
> don't have a place local, then ordering from Tom Woods is an option. A few
> years ago I had a bad experience with Tom Woods. I had just done an SOA on
> my old CJ7. I needed a D300 CV yoke. After searching a few of my local
> places, I kept finding out that nobody had one in stock. Dana was even
> backordered on them too. Came to find out that Tom Woods was buying
> everything they could get their hands on from Dana and every other place
> they could find that had one on the shelf. Cool, I thought. I'll just
order
> one from them. Well, it wasn't quite so easy. I called them up and
explained
> my dilemna and was told that the only way they would sell me one of their
> yokes was if I also purchased a shaft with it. Well, I already had a
shaft.
> They had over 100 yokes sitting on their shelf(per what Dana told me), and
> couldn't help out a fellow four wheeler with one simple unit. I swore I
> wouldn't spend a dime with that place again. Besides, it wasn't like they
> were gonna save me $$$, but since I needed the part in a hurry, I didn't
> care.
>
> I ended up getting lucky and called a buddy in Burbank who had one on the
> shelf. He overnighted it to me so I could still make the TDS run.
>
> In no way am I trying to trash on anyone's equipment. God knows my rig
isn't
> anywhere close to yours or Brian's. I still run a 9" rear and 36s. As for
> the D60/14 bolt advise, I just wanted to give someone another option
besides
> dropping $4500 on a Dynatrac D60. I can't afford that kind of $$$, and
most
> other people can't either, so I didn't see anything wrong with giving him
> another option to work with. I just don't see how spending more $$$ than
> necessary is required when building my rig. I pinch every penny I can when
> it comes down to building my 72'. If I offended someone with one of my
> comments, then I appoligize. It wasn't intended.
>
> Scotty
> www.broncoholics.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <tripleb@bellsouth.net>
> To: <mail@broncofix.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 5:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts
>
>
> > Scotty,
> > That is a bit of a "blanket statement", don't you think. Maybe
where
> > you live there are a plethora of driveshaft shops, but here we don't
have
> > many quality driveshaft shops at all. In fact only one. I used him
once
> > about 5 years ago and he charged me within 70 bucks of what my rear
Woods
> > shaft was. Price a 1350CV at a local shop and watch his eyes grow-"1350
> > what the hell you gonna put that in?" Then my favorite, "I can't order
> > that-maybe you need to call one of them west coast shops that advertise
in
> > the 4wd mags." I DID!!!!
> > Unless Tom has gone up significantly in the last year-his prices
were
> > no more "big bucks" than any of the other higher end shops. I feel you
> get
> > what you pay for in some things. In this case a Tom Woods shaft is an
> > example.
> > I have been reading several posts from you lately on the "most
> difficult"
> > level type equiptment . Refresh our memory, give us a list of your hard
> > core beast's equiptment.
> > Thanks,
> > Karl Bradley
> > NC
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Scotty" <scotty@broncoholics.com>
> > To: <mail@broncofix.com>
> > Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 1:52 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts
> >
> >
> > > If you want to pay big $$$ go with Tom Woods. Otherwise, any local
> > driveline
> > > shop can build you the exact same shaft for less $$$. I use JE Reel in
> > > Pomona.
> > >
> > > Scotty
> > > www.broncoholics.com
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Brian Wickert" <bwickert@sti.net>
> > > To: <mail@broncofix.com>
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 6:00 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts
> > >
> > >
> > > > My EB and Buggy still run good ole 1310 Spicer driveshafts made with
> > 3/16"
> > > > wall DOM. Never had a driveshaft issue, except when I try to over
> > > > articulate the front CV's. My shafts only run $200 each locally.
> > > >
> > > > Brian Wickert
> > > > CalROC #23
> > > > Explorer Serpentine setups for sale.
> > > >
> > > > My Pics: http://www.vintagebronco.com/bwickert/
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: <broncorckcrwlr@adelphia.net>
> > > > To: "sean gaudette" <seangaudette@hotmail.com>; <mail@broncofix.com>
> > > > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 5:31 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [Bfix] driveshafts
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Tom Wood
> > > > > >
> > > > > > From: "sean gaudette" <seangaudette@hotmail.com>
> > > > > > Date: 2004/11/04 Thu PM 06:42:21 EST
> > > > > > To: mail@broncofix.com
> > > > > > Subject: [Bfix] driveshafts
> > > > > >
> > > > > > looking to get a new driveshaft made....opinions?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > thanks
> > > > > >
> > > > > > sean
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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