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Technical '58 F100 drive shaft clearance issue

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CK_Cretin, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. CK_Cretin
    Joined: Aug 20, 2015
    Posts: 2

    CK_Cretin

    So I have a '58 F100 short box that was lowered (improperly) when I got it, but not running. We got it running and I took it for a test drive and there was an awful screeching coming from under the cab. After inspection I found that my drive shaft was rubbing against the cross member. I had the lowering job redone by flipping the leaf springs under the rear axle. I considered notching the cross member for clearance but thought the weight of the bed would only readjust and continue rubbing. What are my options here?
     
  2. amadeus
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 312

    amadeus
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    My old 60 F100 truck I had to notch that crossmember, unles you do a 2 piece Shaft? You might also come across other gremlins such as driveline angles that are better to be addressed now rather than later..
    You have pics of the crossmember? Maybe someone has a better suggestion
     
  3. CK_Cretin
    Joined: Aug 20, 2015
    Posts: 2

    CK_Cretin

    Did you lower yours like mine? I may have to look into notching the cross member and doing the two piece
     

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