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HOW do i remove the driveshaft from a 51 fleetline

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sickboy22, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. sickboy22
    Joined: Oct 17, 2010
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    I cant find anything on taking out the driveshaft from my 51 fleetline it like all incased joot looking for some help thanks!
     
  2. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
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    find bolts under the car connecting the tube to the trans , turn clockwise till bolts come off in hands.....:D
     
  3. fatstax
    Joined: Sep 15, 2010
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    well, you have to essentialy drop the rear axle, remove the bolts that hold the shaft on the tail stock of the transmission and roll it back, there should be a splined connection inside. the drive shaft i think is part of the pinion gear in the rear end, there should be only one universal joint.
     
  4. davidbistolas
    Joined: May 21, 2010
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    har har... but very correct. The driveshaft on pre-55 chevy cars was a torque tube. The following is how I removed my rear end + torque tube from my '51 Styleline 3 speed. Note: talking from a year old memory here so if I've missed / garbled anything I apologize.

    To remove it, you would

    • jack the car up on stands from the frame. remove wheels. disconnect hydraulic brake lines, ebrake cables.
    • unbolt the rear axle from the springs
    • undo the 4 bolts from the back of the transmission where the torquetube and the transmission meet,
    • slide the rear end left and then right to clear the hubs from the springs (so it's on the ground now)
    • pull the whole thing back- the joints should separate on their own.

    So- bigger question: why? what are you trying to accomplish?
     

  5. sickboy22
    Joined: Oct 17, 2010
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    awsome ill give it a shot thanks man
     

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