We Built a WOODEN Drive Shaft! Will It Survive a Clutch Drop?? (VERY SKETCHY)


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  • Cleetus McFarland
    Cleetus McFarland   3 months back

    What should we build a drive shaft out of next? My mullet?

  • Rick Mayberry
    Rick Mayberry  1 days back

    Go with a good piece of hickory or oak

    • Chad Spaulding
      Chad Spaulding  1 days back

      Cured hedge and you're golden!

      • chappy2121
        chappy2121  2 days back

        Fill a water butt with diet coke. Leave a hole in the top you can ad the mentos and have a valve on the bottom to release the pressure out the back of the boot and push it along. Make sure you can seal up the top hole quick after adding the mentos

        • ngorgproductions
          ngorgproductions  2 days back

          next time make it out of cherry wood

          • DundaBluebone
            DundaBluebone  2 days back

            this might have worked if the tires were wood as well.

            • Fast4SloW 717
              Fast4SloW 717  2 days back

              The way the grain was killed it.

              • Fast4SloW 717
                Fast4SloW 717  2 days back

                A piece of hickory turned down on a lathe would make this doable.. maybe not for clutch dump. But driving on the farm for sure at least until the temp changes and it starts slipping

                • Nut Twg
                  Nut Twg  3 days back

                  Make one with rebar

                  • Jason Lalonde
                    Jason Lalonde  3 days back

                    Shoudnt have used a soft wood boys.. grab some oak and some pl premium and sender

                    • PoundsOfPork
                      PoundsOfPork  3 days back

                      USE A LATHE the reason why it isnt centred is because when u shaved down the wood to attach the joint end it isnt exactly a circle, thus yoour drive shaft ends are not aligned anymore. and u can also shave down the corners as that will probably help aswell....

                      • Mark Bartsch
                        Mark Bartsch  3 days back

                        No way in hell I'd stand under that running

                        • michael hess
                          michael hess  3 days back

                          Use steel cables bound together

                          • Shawn Baker
                            Shawn Baker  4 days back

                            You need to use a Lathe. If it was perfectly centered I think it would of lasted longer

                            • Chris christie
                              Chris christie  4 days back

                              You should do a followup with better wood and use a lathe to round it off. Get a nice hard wood, and some better tools lol

                              • Ncholas Mitchell
                                Ncholas Mitchell  4 days back

                                straight tards

                                • lateralustrated
                                  lateralustrated  5 days back

                                  Rip gears in rear end

                                  • Beau Beau Kitty
                                    Beau Beau Kitty  5 days back

                                    Needed Ash plus you should have had a camera mounted under there watching the drive shaft

                                    • Ralph~DeLuca
                                      Ralph~DeLuca  5 days back

                                      Freedom driveshaft shop

                                      • Jungle_CS
                                        Jungle_CS  5 days back

                                        Should've used mahogany. It's a very fine material

                                        • Ila Crum
                                          Ila Crum  5 days back

                                          It's a homemade wood lathe😂

                                          • Lufttygger
                                            Lufttygger  5 days back

                                            use oak next time, heavy density and not as cheap i admit, and have it rounded to some degree before or after fitting the links :P

                                            • Matthew Mcguire
                                              Matthew Mcguire  5 days back

                                              You know that would be a quick fix if you twisted a driveline into an you just so happen to have a grinder an drill at your disposal to get back to your house or shop

                                              • Dalericco Hinton
                                                Dalericco Hinton  5 days back

                                                Poor mustang it broke it's woody

                                                • Tanner Altizer
                                                  Tanner Altizer  6 days back

                                                  Use red wood it's stronger

                                                  • lucas allen
                                                    lucas allen  6 days back

                                                    4" round post wrapped in athletic tape

                                                    • matthew Currin
                                                      matthew Currin  6 days back

                                                      Just build a mold and make it solid fiberglass

                                                      • matthew Currin
                                                        matthew Currin  7 days back

                                                        Let’s get crazy and make a fiber glass or carbon fiber driveshaft

                                                        • Mad Joe Mak
                                                          Mad Joe Mak  7 days back

                                                          I want to see a lego drive shaft

                                                          • Wayde Lindquist
                                                            Wayde Lindquist  7 days back

                                                            try aluminum drive shaft, also ebony is strong wood but pricey.
                                                            or try australian buloke if ebony is a no go.

                                                            • Christopher Horton
                                                              Christopher Horton  7 days back

                                                              you should try a thick wall PVC pipe for a drive shaft.

                                                              • Dave
                                                                Dave  7 days back

                                                                I'd like to see a Kevlar driveshaft, I wonder if that would hold up?

                                                                • Sam Adven Media
                                                                  Sam Adven Media  7 days back

                                                                  Cleetus: You can't run with this on the track!
                                                                  ME: So no new upgrades for my 240sx? Dang it

                                                                  • Josh Valle
                                                                    Josh Valle  1 weeks back

                                                                    I love the scientist coat with shorts on! Mingon ass butchers lol 👍👍👍 kramer van nostrand

                                                                    • bad74maverick1
                                                                      bad74maverick1  1 weeks back

                                                                      That poor car. It's such a good looking car!

                                                                      • GREG Torchia
                                                                        GREG Torchia  1 weeks back

                                                                        Yeah that otta balance real nice

                                                                        • NotoriousPyro
                                                                          NotoriousPyro  1 weeks back

                                                                          Of course it wouldn't work. Wood has very low shear strength.

                                                                          • Timespace Voyager
                                                                            Timespace Voyager  1 weeks back

                                                                            Sand mold a full driveshaft out of aluminum from smelted soda / beer cans....try it!?

                                                                            • Andrew Murphy
                                                                              Andrew Murphy  1 weeks back

                                                                              Make an epoxy driveshaft.

                                                                              • ThePrestige4u
                                                                                ThePrestige4u  1 weeks back

                                                                                That was just a pine 4x4 ... use a hardwood piece & carve it round on a lathe . ( 2 min. ) Forget the glue & lag bolts , use a bunch of small screws ... much more purchase on the wood . Won't hold up to a hole-shot , but would probably drive ok . :)

                                                                                • weedeater49cc
                                                                                  weedeater49cc  1 weeks back

                                                                                  v8 lathe .. im calling roadkill to come pick you guys up ..? hahhaha

                                                                                  • Peter Griffin
                                                                                    Peter Griffin  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I'd like to see you look into wood wheels.

                                                                                    • ROB-IN-PHILLY
                                                                                      ROB-IN-PHILLY  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Wood is stronger than steel pound for pound....All us carpenters know that...

                                                                                      • dave O
                                                                                        dave O  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Rock maple

                                                                                        • Sam Noerpel
                                                                                          Sam Noerpel  1 weeks back

                                                                                          This was really funny. I think if you want a wood driveshaft to succeed, your best bet is to balance (maybe turn it on a lathe?) and then wrap the outside in a layer or two of fiberglass and cure with some epoxy resin. Your joints were plenty strong compared the wood so what you want to reinforce is the resistance to the beam twist. I would suggest using a really strong hardwood for that to help as well.

                                                                                          • George Stanzino
                                                                                            George Stanzino  1 weeks back

                                                                                            PVC filled with jb weld

                                                                                            • Anthony Robinson
                                                                                              Anthony Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Garage54 Approves

                                                                                              • Far20ut t
                                                                                                Far20ut t  1 weeks back

                                                                                                3x3, core hole all the way through the center of it and fill center with glue and put a stick of rebar