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_JohnnyD_ 10-02-2012 08:59 PM

custom driveshaft
 
I'm looking for shop that can build me a custom 1 piece drive shaft. I've called a few shops but the second I told them it was for a BMW they chickened out and told me a bunch of BS. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?

subarooo 10-02-2012 10:53 PM

Im not sure of any where you live, but i've seen people build them out of a mustang ds. Seems to be pretty strong. Might make them feel better if there using one off a ford haha

Steve30 10-02-2012 11:00 PM

There is a guy somewhere out in the west end. I'll try and get his info and pm it to you. The american guys are probably worried about balance. They just usually throw shit on their car without balancing it lol.

e30_kid89 10-03-2012 10:13 AM

Search for Cardanic driveline. Good guys, fast turnaround and fair rates. they've replaced the "un-replaceable" bmw u-joints on previous drive shafts I've had and shortened/balanced drive shafts for my swapped e30.

_JohnnyD_ 10-03-2012 02:55 PM

I'm out in Stoney Creek but I work in the west end. I don't mind dealing with anyone in the GTA.
I don't know what good a Mustang driveshaft will be other then the tube itself.
All of the American and Jeep guys are afraid of the U joints and fixturing the driveshaft for welding and balancing. One guy asked me if I could provide tube of steel in the correct metric size. WTF kind of request is that?
I'll try Cadanic Driveline. Thanks.

rider-. 10-03-2012 04:03 PM

+1 for cardanic, every other shop refused to work with my driveshaft and cardanic did the job perfect in a couple days at a good price

Steve30 10-03-2012 04:26 PM

Is this shop owned by an older Italian man? If so he's probably the one I'm talking about.

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Originally Posted by e30_kid89 (Post 1584471)
Search for Cardanic driveline. Good guys, fast turnaround and fair rates. they've replaced the "un-replaceable" bmw u-joints on previous drive shafts I've had and shortened/balanced drive shafts for my swapped e30.


team_ottawa 10-03-2012 07:20 PM

Wish there was someone in the hammer my ujoint is going

_JohnnyD_ 10-03-2012 08:08 PM

I called the guy at Cardanic and he was very helpful. He's willing to build a 1 piece or cut and customize an E30 2 piece.
I've given up on trying to find useful driveline shops in the Hammer.


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