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Tape measures on standby! I'm trying to build a list of all the standard LR propshafts so that people (OK, mainly me :rolleyes: ) can find a stock propshaft to suit rather than having to crawl under all their mate's vehicles with tape measures in the hope of finding something that will fit.

So far, from the front of the green bibles, I have accumulated these below. All measured at rest (centre of the sliding joint) and I'm not convinced the mm/inches conversion is correct - but it's copied straight from the book! Might explain LR's engineering "tolerances" :o

Series 1:

86, 88, 107, 109 Front: 654mm / 23.812"

86 & 88 Rear: 554mm / 21.812"

107 & 109 Rear: 1087mm / 42.812"

Series 3:

4cyl Front - 604.8 mm / 23.812"

6cyl Front - 693.7 mm / 27.312"

88" Rear - 554.0 mm / 21.812"

109" 4cyl Rear - 1042.9 mm / 41.062"

109" 6cyl Rear - 955.7 mm / 37.625"

Any measurement is good - but if anyone has the green bible for other models you might find it written in there in the tech data section?

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is it worth adding in slip joint lengths as well? think all the above are only 2" slip :)

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just what I was thinking yesterday. Idealy the max and min length of each propshaft would be handy. Also additional detail such as special models, double cardan, high angle etc. would be very usefull. Also which uj size it is.

I ended up using a 88" rear prop at the back and a 90" rearprop at the front of my coil sprung 88". I found these by walking on the old sodbury sortout with a tape measure.

I cant be very helpfull with creating this list at te moment, cause my landy is about 100 miles away from me!

Daan

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Good point Rob - whatever info people can post will be helpful.

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Series 1:

86, 88, 107, 109 Front: 654mm / 23.812"

86 & 88 Rear: 554mm / 21.812"

I could be wrong but last time i changed my Series 1 86" the front and rear were the same length!

86" and 88" certainly arent the same as one has an extra 2" in it.

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I could be wrong but last time i changed my Series 1 86" the front and rear were the same length!

86" and 88" certainly arent the same as one has an extra 2" in it.

Right I've ad me bath now and can be more usefull!

86" front and rear are the same as 88" rear

88" fronts are longer due to the extra 2" in the wheel base is in the front (to allow for a smelly oil burner thing).

I think this is great idea to log these dimmensions, how are you going to make them easily findable?

When ever I return to Forum I can never find stuff again!

I've just come to a halt trying to change the bushes on the Panard rod on the Hybrid (used the tip on here for removing bushes works great cheers) Early V8, 6 bolt axle tubes and a 4 speed manual, so I figure they are early RR bushes. Pulled the old ones out and nope the new ones are too small a diameter!

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Hopefully if there is enough goo technical info in the thread it'll end up in the tech archive ;)

I did wonder about the 86/88 lengths but they're what's in the (albeit badly scanned) green bible I've got! If someone wants to add real-life measurements it'd be interesting to see who's right :blink:

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Some more results:

110 300TDi Commercial 1997:

Front: 635mm

Rear: 1100mm

Range Rover V8 4-speed Auto 1986:

Front: 610mm

Rear 890mm

Both measured on-vehicle with average levels of random junk in the back ;)

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Looked in the green bible for the disco, and it dosen't give prop lengths unfortunatly. I will have a go with a tape measure next time I am uner there though.

Mark

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Some Land Rover oddities

Top one is for a Salisbury front axled vehicle (Defender or Series I'm not sure)

Bottom one is Stage 1 V8 Front

IMG_4310.jpg

I'll update the thread later with the part numbers and lengths (the post-it note is in my garage somewhere)

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just taken this off the truck as it's binding after the lift:

Series 1 80"

rear - 40cm compressed, 45cm extended

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This excellent thread needs some support, come on folks get measuring.

1989 110 rear propshaft.

1015mm to 1070mm

Will :)

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Guest diesel_jim

Td5 110 w/ R380 & LT230

rear 1110mm,

front 620~630mm

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Hi, if you need a special propshaft my solution for a S1 hybrid was to modify a Disco rear shaft.

Ist lay shaft on a flat surface , inside the Vee of a piece of angle iron. Scribe a line down the shaft guided by the angle near the end you are going to cut off. Centre punch the UJ and the line in several places to retain allignment later. Grind off weld joining UJ to shaft close to UJ, break the pieces apart carefully and clean up the UJ stub.

Using a large tube cutter cut a light groove around the point you wish to cut off the excess tube. If in doubt leave some extra for a second go. If you dont have a tube cutter wrap a piece of A4 paper round the shaft several times and pencil mark the edge which will give you 90degree cut line . Carefully hacksaw off (otherwise using a tube cutter you will get a lip pressed onto the inner edge of the tube) . Push the stub back into the tube aligning the centre punch marks and offer it up to the axle/tranfer box with the chassis chocked, axle hanging and check your slide shaft will cover full articulation.

When you are satisfied re-check allignment and tack weld 4 the joint at 12 6 9 and 3 oclock. Then finish weld. If you are stick welding, weld small sections at a time and chip/grind the slag before restarting. Tidy up your welds if necessary but dont grind flush!!

I started using this method after making up lorry pump drives as they usually came new with one end unfitted.

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Another one:

Lse front propshaft (solid bar type to clear auto box)

Found lengths on "the bay"

665mm and 703mm

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Series 1:

86, 88, 107, 109 Front: 654mm / 23.812"

86 & 88 Rear: 554mm / 21.812"

107 & 109 Rear: 1087mm / 42.812"

Both 86" props are the same length at 22"ish

BTW 654mm isn't 23.812"

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Just to add, i have another 80" rear prop here, but it measures in at 38cm and 43cm. land rover tolerances? :ph34r:

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Just to resurect this great thread

Anyone know the length of a 1985 V8 90 Front Prop ?

:)

Nige

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New info for this old thread. Santana 2500DC (88", LT85+230, parabolics) has the shortest rear prop I have ever seen in a production vehicle: 380mm at rest. Box end is double cardon.

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defender 90 300tdi 1996 rear 70cm fitted , new one coming is 69cm i assume closed fully . 

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