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

melloelky

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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.
I can see both sides,some people don't have the ability or want to make parts and that's fine too.john used to make a lot of parts back in the day and had the rudest 5 door.
 
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64nailhead

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I can see both sides,some people don't have the ability or want to make parts and that's fine too.john used to make a lot of parts back in the day and had the rudest 5 door.
I understand that as well.

10 years ago I was scared to jump into things that I’ve never dealt with. But the older I get, the more I’m willing to dive in.

None of this stuff is rocket science, but I used to think it was. And I can certainly appreciate someone else feeling the same way I did 10-20 years ago.
 
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gnvair

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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 ;)
Can we see some pictures?
 

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