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Hello Dave the Hat

Can you tell me if you done your chassis extension, did you do it or get someone to do it for you.

We are also looking at a 70cm extension or and the least 50cm.

We will also need to get the propshaft done, so any information would be greatly received.

Our vehicle were hopeing to use is a Mercedes 1017a army truck.

Neil
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In the end this company did it for us

Bailey Morris Limited - Propshaft Manufacturing Specialists

Basically, without fitting a second carrier bearing, we had to go from a 90mm guage tube upto 140mm. That way we could have a the rear part of the prop (carrier bearing to diff) as long a 2.15 meters.

Basically it was a question of reusing part of the old prop where the sliding joint goes in, then a brand new tube all the way (so quite a bit of new tube, and thick tube at that). They also replaced both UJs as both were starting to wear. Was a little pricey but they did a great job. It was about 450gbp in the end (without VAT). Suspect quite a bit cheaper without replacing the UJs.
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