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Anyone Make a direct bolt in Drive Shaft loop for a 79 Monte

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Anyone Make a direct bolt in Drive Shaft loop for a 79 Monte

Postby GhettoRacingKid on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:06 pm

I was hoping someone could shed some light on something.

I need a drive shaft safety loop for my 79 Monte Carlo. Do any company make a direct bolt in? I found one frm UMI but it states 82 and up. I would rather have a direct bolt in then a universal. it looks alot cleaner.
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Re: Anyone Make a direct bolt in Drive Shaft loop for a 79 M

Postby khan0165 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:32 pm

Yes, you can buy them practically anywhere. Check them out on

Summit http://www.summitracing.com/search/Depa ... Rank%7cAsc or

Jegs http://www.jegs.com/i/Metco+Motorsports ... 0/10002/-1.

... but first, you need to know the transmission.
... I believe the generic ones are all made according to the length of the driveshaft behind a 200-4r

for a 700r4, like the one I'm using, you'll need a 3" set back loop (that's 3" farther back then where the 200-4r loop is).
I believe the generic one also works for the th350. But for a th400, you'll need to figure out the correct length.

the fellow at http://fastmonte.com/ sells ones he's made with the 3" setback.

there are also "universal kits" where you can bolt/weld together your own one for a custom fit.
83 GP, 350, 700r4, 8.5 10bolt, 3.42 gears, 16" IROC wheels, 13.6sec @ 103mph (on tires), 12.6sec @ 105mph (on slicks)

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Re: Anyone Make a direct bolt in Drive Shaft loop for a 79 M

Postby JBreu on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:21 pm

GhettoRacingKid wrote:I was hoping someone could shed some light on something.

I need a drive shaft safety loop for my 79 Monte Carlo. Do any company make a direct bolt in? I found one frm UMI but it states 82 and up. I would rather have a direct bolt in then a universal. it looks alot cleaner.

Call the guys at UMI I think they have what your looking for...but I'm pretty sure the '82 would fit though.. 8)
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