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New Drive shaft for a Grumman LLV Postal Mail truck?


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herbdom11
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Mar 8, 2014, 9:59 PM

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Hi I recently came about an older Grumman LLV postal mail truck, in great shape but the drive shaft is shot. I have no idea what to replace it with and where I would get it. I have done a decent amount of research but found nothing on Grumman vehicle parts. Any recommendations would be great and I am grateful for your time. Thanks


nickwarner
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Mar 9, 2014, 12:49 AM

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Try just taking it to a driveshaft shop. If your IP is showing correctly to me then your area of Cali has plenty of shops that can make one for you, and probably cheaper than buying one surplus. You can also try Tom Woods driveshafts in Utah, he specializes in off-road stuff but can make most anything you want. I'm not sure if you have a FleetPride in your area, but if you do they build driveshafts and I have used them for a lot of semitruck shafts. Never had a single issue with one they built.

These are actually pretty easy to build. As long as they have the yokes from the old shaft or can order new ones, they only need to weld them to the correct size of tubing and then balance it to create it. I've built a few myself for strictly off-road, as I did not have a way to balance them and they were just for yard trucks. So long as it is welded in straight and the welds are full pen they hold great, but if unbalanced you get a wicked vibration at speed.

If you can't find what you need locally, feel free to PM me and I can set you up with a guy I know who has a driveshaft shop. He is fair on price and it may be worth the extra postage. His shop is in Chippewa Falls, WI.


kev2
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Mar 10, 2014, 1:22 PM

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did you try a GOOGLE search for parts...must be someone somewhere sellig


herbdom11
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Mar 11, 2014, 3:09 PM

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Thanks I found a place that will help me rebuild the old driveShaft, thanks for responding quick.






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