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I am building an engine conversion project, which requires custom drive shafts. I have the CV joints for both ends so all I need is a pair of splined shafts made to spec.

However I have had a couple of quotes and they are asking silly money, really silly, IE £300 EACH. I may be asking the wrong companies (motorsport engineering)..???

So I'm looking for advice on where can make such shafts at reasonable prices (IE under £100 each)

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Someone on another forum I frequent had a Propshaft made by Dave Mac Props in Coventry. It cost him around £300, so I'd expect Driveshafts to be less than that.

Otherwise, have you tried more conventional Engineering firms? i.e. non car-specific ones.

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The price will be dependent on the use. If this is a high horsepower project you may need high cost axles. If you can get away with a stock strength shaft you may be able to shorten a stock axle. I know in my area (northeast U.S.) both axle/driveshaft shops deal with large truck driveline repairs as their primary bussiness. Check with a shop that specializes in truck transmission, differentials etc. If they don’t make their own driveshafts ask them what shop they use.

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