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Message started by Knotacare on Jul 5th, 2016 at 5:59am

Title: half shaft safety loops
Post by Knotacare on Jul 5th, 2016 at 5:59am
Thought I'd post this for some of the new guys or anyone that hasn't though of this.
The damage caused by a loose half shaft is enough to destroy the car & maybe kill someone. I know first hand as it happened to me in the 68..lucky me I had them installed.

damaged protector & bad half shaft

It took out the shock like it was 

It just grazed the battery compartment because the loop protector kept it contained

It took out those bolts

I have sense replaced the half shafts & ujoints  to the best I could find & I do not floor the  car in 2nd gear anymore :-X  This is almost A  MUST DO on these old cars.. I will be installing a set on the 77..funny how things get forgotten...I'll make this a sticky too.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: half shaft safety loops
Post by 69Shark on Mar 5th, 2019 at 9:56am
FYI I have them installed on my 69!


Title: Re: half shaft safety loops
Post by 68-73-77 on Mar 6th, 2019 at 4:39am
If something breaks & you have them you will thank God you made the right decision. Jack was with me when this happened & it felt like a bomb went off.  If your car hooks & you get on it it will happen to these cars. Anything over 500-600 hp & you almost have to go with a straight axle...not worth the headache in my opinion.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

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