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Denny's Driveshaft builds custom steel and aluminum driveshafts for your high performance car, street rod, race car, van, pick up or 4x4 truck

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Denny's Driveshafts How To Measure Correctly


Dennys Driveshafts - How to Measure Correctly

We have designed the best measuring sheets in the industry. These drawings will guide you to measure your application correctly to ensure proper fit and performance each and every time. 


   To measure cars and trucks properly...Place two safety stands under the differential housing tubes to support vehicle high enough to get under and do a good job.  Measuring the overall length correctly is very important.

  • Step #1. Pick the Diagram that looks like your application...PRINT it OUT and fill in ALL the answers and please be sure to MEASURE EXACTLY as it shows.  Diagram "B" & Diagram"C" are USED MOST OFTEN for Street Rods, Race Cars and 4x4 trucks.
  • Step #2. You will need a tape measure and a good 6" ruler. Remember always measure your vehicle with the rear tires on the ground OR the rear end on 2 safety stands. It is important to have the suspension in this position to measure correctly.  DO NOT MEASURE with the suspension hanging!!!  If measuring 4X4 trucks you must have both the front and rear tires on the ground or the axles supported on safety stands.
  • Step #3. Each DIAGRAM will give you spaces to fill in and choices to CIRCLE for the different possibilities...Please remember we will need ALL the questions answered for the DIAGRAM you are using to quote a price or to build a shaft.
  • Step #4. CALL 716-875-6640 for measuring questions. CALL 800-955-1872 to place your order.

Most of you with CAR or 2 Wheel Drive truck applications will use Diagram "B" and Diagram "C"

Please see Diagram "D" & Diagram "E" for additional info in measuring the rear u-joint.

Most FORD vehicles use Diagram "B" but some may use Diagram "K"

For 4X4 vehicles see Diagram "B" , Diagram "G" and Diagram "K".

Most 4X4 Front shafts use Diagram "F" and Diagram "G"  

Most 4x4 Rear shafts use Diagram "B" , Diagram "G" and Diagram "K"

For Bronco ll vehicles we have a much stronger upgrade so please see Diagram "H"


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Please send us an E-MAIL requesting the measuring sheet and give us your complete name and address and we will be happy to send it out by US. mail.

If you need immediate assistance Please call (716) 875-6640 and one of our tech advisors will instruct you on how to measure. For business hours see our contact us page. - © Copyright 2024-Present

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