i had a few people ask me to post my open drive conversion up so here it is. this is my roomate doing the actual work but ill do my best to describe it. this would be for someone with more time than money. speedway sells a kit but its almost 300 dollars this process uses stock ford parts and a peice of 1/2 steel plate. i got about 35 dollars into this. youll need: -1935-3*?? ford 1 1/2 ton mid-driveshaft yoke -junk torque tube end (last 3 inches or so) -skf seal at napa part number 17106 -a lathe -grinder -welder -calipers and measuring tape -and something to cut through the 1/2 plate. first thing you will need to do is clean up slip part of the yoke, it needs to be centered in the lathe because it needs to seal perfectly. it also needs to be 1.709 inches for the seal. now you will need to drill a hole to mount it to the shaft. measure the distance to the bolt and leave room for the seal. scribe and cut out a piece of the plate to outside diameter to the tube. grind it to near the scribe line enough to get a good start in the lathe. measure inside diameter of the tube, and place steel in lathe. cut to size inward about 3/16ths of an inch. now flip it over and cut the outer edge to size. place cap in top of tube after facing off tube, and measure amount to be cut down. cut down the tube, i wanted mine to be slightly less than 2 1/4 inch to give room for seal and bolt. champher edges a bit, place in lathe and either turn by hand or put on granny gear, and weld seam measure seal, you will want the hole to be slightly smaller. place part in lathe for hole cut, and check for center. now you are ready for assembly!