Who makes a bolt on drive shaft loop with a 3" rear offset to clear longer transmissions (700r4/4L60, 4L80, TKO, TKX, etc)

gnvair

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I have been searching for awhile. I see posts from 10 years ago where guys were getting theirs from www.fastmonte.com
The site is no longer active. Does anyone know of any companies currently making something like this?
 

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565bbchevy

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Looks like something that would be easy to just fabricate yourself.
 
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64nailhead

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X2 with 565bbchevy

I've made 3 of them. I use a basic $20 Jegs loop. I weld two pieces onto the rear side of the crossmember - one on each side of the driveshaft at a width of the driveshaft loop. The last one I made I included two small pieces of flat stock onto the bottom of the loop that sit on the two pieces that are welded onto the crossmember, then drill a 7/16" hole in all 4 pieces so that the loop can easily be removed in the event I need to remove the driveshaft with the rear in the car. I have pics somewhere if you want to see them. Obviously this isn't a bolt in deal, but i don't think a bolt in deal exists for what your trying to do.

A $20 loop, some steel scraps, a can of spray paint and 4-6 hours with friends, a welder and a 6-pack (or more depending on the number of friends involved haha) - $40-50 total investment and saving a broken leg, back or wreck - well worth it ;)
 
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565bbchevy

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I also modified the Jegs bolt in Drive shaft loops for both my front and rear on my Monte
 
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stew86MCSS396

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I just tried emailing James and immediately got the "undelivered" reject email. I bought a few from him back in the day but it wasn't the 3" extended one you're seeking. Instead it just went straight across where it bolts up. Saw a few more pictures of the 3" extended one on maliburacing.com if you need more detail should u try to make one yourself. I believe it was in a crossmember thread. I'll link it if I can find it again...

Edit: I was mistaken, there was one of the straight across and one of the 3" swept. Also tried to DM him on another forum but his allotted message count is full and he hasn't been active on that forum over 10 years.
 
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81cutlass

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There used to be one made by JT Hot Rod Shop in the MSP area but they also closed up shop.

x3 I made one,
 
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565bbchevy

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64nailhead

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I’ve seen that before, but if the driveshaft loop gets called into action, then the floor will be bent/mangled/fubar.

I stand by the budget crossmember mount plan.

But I do understand buying bolt in parts.
 
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