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Half shaft safety loops (Read 7148 times)
Feb 25th, 2012 at 7:11am
orange77   Ex Member

 
Hi all
Does any one know where I can buy hafl shaft safety loops.

Thanks
Gil
 
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Reply #1 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 8:04am
blue 77   Ex Member

 
Gil, sure there is more than one place, but the one I've heard about is Dragvette.  Here's a link for them
http://www.dragvette.com/products.htm

Good luck. 

Dale
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Reply #2 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 8:13am

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Those are the ones that Alan and I have.  They are easy to install and a great piece of mind  Smiley
 

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Reply #3 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 10:28am

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I will be installing them on the 73 real soon. This is what happens when a half shaft breaks loose & the loop is there to protect the rear. It's a sickening feeling & those loops might have saved my life. Cars with loads of TQ  that hook are just asking for it.  Jack was with me that day he had flew in from Washington State . I was showing him how good it hooks in 2nd gear.  Jack can't hear but he sure felt the bang...his eyeballs got real big Grin
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Reply #4 - Feb 25th, 2012 at 4:48pm
orange77   Ex Member

 
Thanks for the link Dale.

I am taking my trailing arms and rear to be rebuilt tomorrow.
Going to Gees corvette here in Pa, will save alot on shipping.
They are a three hour drive from home and the price is right.

Thanks for the replies.
Gil
 
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Reply #5 - Feb 26th, 2012 at 6:56am
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I broke a driveshaft in my 74 camaro but luckily it happened the instant I dumped the clutch so I never got going. I probably need to get the loops on mine for as many burnouts I do. Great idea.

Charlie
 
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Reply #6 - Feb 27th, 2012 at 9:27am

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Ouch. I'd hate to see what it does without loops...
 

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Reply #7 - Feb 27th, 2012 at 9:42am

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Bill Davies wrote on Feb 27th, 2012 at 9:27am:
Ouch. I'd hate to see what it does without loops...

It destroys the whole rear section of the vet plus the driver or passenger is in serious danger if the half shaft or parts come off . I've seen pictures of what happens & lots of times the car is totaled especially if you are really in the high RPM's...remember that shaft doesn't stop turning until the car comes to a complete stop. This usually happen on c-3's that are normal 350's & the owner installs a more powerful engine & doesn't upgrade the drive train. I was only going about 35mph &  in the 2K RPM range. It felt like a bomb going off. Shocked
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Reply #8 - Mar 1st, 2012 at 5:12pm
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I placed an order with Drad vette on Monday for a set of half shaft safety loops and a drive shaft safety loop and they were delivered on Wednesday.
Thats fest service.

Gil


 
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Reply #9 - Mar 2nd, 2012 at 6:09am
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Might be time to remove my shafts, clean them up real good and inspect for cracks and replace the u-joints. And then install the loops. Although I only drive 2 miles a day, the tach pretty much stays in the red the whole time. Cheesy

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Reply #10 - Mar 2nd, 2012 at 2:37pm
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I placed an order with Drad vette on Monday for a set of half shaft safety loops and a drive shaft safety loop and they were delivered on Wednesday.
Thats fest service.

Gil



Awesome Gil. Wink When do you think you will get them installed?

Dale
 
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Reply #11 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 11:45am

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I ordered drive shaft & 1/2 shaft loop a few weeks ago for the 73 & am in the process of installing them now. not to hard but you have to loosen & take things  off trailing arm to swing it out a little to slip the loop past the 1/2 shaft. I've done this before so the 2nd time is lots easier.
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Reply #12 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 8:11am

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You can also slip the 1/2 shafts up through the inside u joints, but be careful the caps don't come off. I chose to weld mine at the top instead of drilling to holes & inserting bolts.
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The drive shaft loop is pretty easy...just 2 bolts. I did find some loose bolts which is not uncommon with the way these cars shake. I used a thread locker on every bolt & always do.
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Reply #13 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 9:02am
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Sucker looks tough and secure that's for sure.

Charlie
 
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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2012 at 5:52am
orange77   Ex Member

 
I did not install my safety loops yet . Im still waiting for my trailing arms and diferintial to get done should be soon .

Gil
 
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