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#1706624 - 12/04/14 12:06 PM A-body driveshaft loops
CERTIFIABLE_HEMI Offline
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Are the A-body aluminum driveshaft safety loops still made that attach to the transmission crossmember, and if so who sells them? They were sold on e-bay at one time. Just can't remember who it was. Thanks!


Edited by CERTIFIABLE_HEMI (12/04/14 03:00 PM)

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#1706625 - 12/04/14 01:22 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
JohnRR Offline
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Aluminium ??? U S Cartool makes them in Steel < I would imagine something in alum would be almost as heavy as steel to have the same strength ???

On that note I can't say that I have ever seen an Alum one , is that even <insert racing body here> legal ?

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#1706626 - 12/04/14 01:59 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
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Mancini sells the steel ones.

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#1706627 - 12/04/14 02:28 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: JohnRR]
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I have an aluminum one for a B-body and it is considerably lighter than steel. Just need one for the Pure Stock races, so I'm not concerned if it's NHRA legal.

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#1706628 - 12/04/14 02:37 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
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I'm using one similar to this on my 69 Dart.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nice-Mopar-Dodge...744&vxp=mtr
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#1706629 - 12/04/14 03:00 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
JohnRR Offline
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Quote:

I have an aluminum one for a B-body and it is considerably lighter than steel. Just need one for the Pure Stock races, so I'm not concerned if it's NHRA legal.




It may be considerably lighter than steel but it would be interesting to see what it , and the floor pan , looks like should the shaft do the unthinkable.

Where did you get the B body one ?

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#1706630 - 12/04/14 03:04 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: JohnRR]
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It was on a '68 Roadrunner that I bought years ago.

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#1706631 - 12/04/14 09:37 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
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1967-1976 A-Body (Duster, etc)

Metco's one-piece driveshaft safety loop is custom-designed to fit the floor pan of the 1967-1976 MoPar A-Body. The ring is made from seamless DOM steel in an oversize dimension to accommodate lowered vehicles and aftermarket driveshafts. The flanges are laser-cut from heavy-duty steel and the assembly is precision-welded in a fixture. The finished loop is powdercoated black and packaged with installation instructions and Grade 8 hardware.

This driveshaft loop is designed to mount to the floor pan within six inches of the front universal joint, with the loop oriented up in the transmission tunnel. Installation requires that the user add four holes to the floor pan for the provided mounting bolts. Installation instructions are included.

http://www.metcomotorsports.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MDL1600

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#1706632 - 12/04/14 10:24 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: 1964superstock]
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There was a guy on Ebay selling aluminium drive shaft loops for mopars....
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#1706633 - 12/04/14 10:40 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: 70AARcuda]
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#1706634 - 12/04/14 11:24 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: CERTIFIABLE_HEMI]
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An Alum driveshaft safety loop IMO ranks right up there with an Alum roll bar. Can be done, I sure would not do it, and likely not legal anywhere. Save weight with an alum DS first if that is the objective, which would give an Alum safety loop a fighting chance.
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#1706635 - 12/04/14 11:37 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: jcc]
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Quote:

An Alum driveshaft safety loop IMO ranks right up there with an Alum roll bar. Can be done, I sure would not do it, and likely not legal anywhere. Save weight with an alum DS first if that is the objective, which would give an Alum safety loop a fighting chance.




Aluminum driveshaft is likely to reduce rotational inertia if the diameter or thickness isn't increased too much. Aluminum driveshaft loop should be low on the weight savings list of things to do.
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#1706636 - 12/05/14 11:00 AM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Thanks for all the replies! Looks like I'm going to go with US CarTools loop.

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#2414531 - 12/06/17 10:29 PM Re: A-body driveshaft loops [Re: 1964superstock]
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Originally Posted By 1964superstock
1967-1976 A-Body (Duster, etc)

Metco's one-piece driveshaft safety loop is custom-designed to fit the floor pan of the 1967-1976 MoPar A-Body. The ring is made from seamless DOM steel in an oversize dimension to accommodate lowered vehicles and aftermarket driveshafts. The flanges are laser-cut from heavy-duty steel and the assembly is precision-welded in a fixture. The finished loop is powdercoated black and packaged with installation instructions and Grade 8 hardware.

This driveshaft loop is designed to mount to the floor pan within six inches of the front universal joint, with the loop oriented up in the transmission tunnel. Installation requires that the user add four holes to the floor pan for the provided mounting bolts. Installation instructions are included.

http://www.metcomotorsports.com/proddetail.asp?prod=MDL1600





How does it do with the seat bracket mounts does it hit the seats at all mounts

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