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Retrofitting a '13 GT500 carbon fiber driveshaft to an '07-'12 GT500

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  1. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Does the pinion yoke require replacement on a 2007-2012 for install of a 2013/14 CF shaft? I thought the earlier cars shared the same pinion cup attachment and it was only the front attachment that required a change?

    I think there were two different ways of making the front work, there is an adaptor that attaches to the original 2007-2012 transmission yoke and then there was a person who machined a completely new yoke to directly install on the 2007-2012 splined transmission output shaft for 2013/14 CF driveshaft install.

    "Back in the day", there was also a suggestion that a 2011/2012 trans yoke be used, replacing the 2007 or 2008-2010 yoke because the 2011/12 is a lighter yoke, but still retains the correct 2007-2010 output splines. <<This is if the "adaptor" was being used for the 2013/14 CF retrofit to the earlier car.



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  2. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Here are the parts (and tool) that I gathered for the install, I decided to get the saddles and bolts for the front and rear attachments (while I'm there).........

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    and then the 1-pc. yoke design with the 2013/14 cup and the 2007-2012 splines.........Nice piece.

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    Also shown in the first picture is a puller to remove my original 2008 transmission yoke.


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  3. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    So, if im underatanding correctly, the 13-14 outputshaft spline count of the Tr-6060 is different than the output shaft spline count of the 11-12 tr-6060?
     
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    Ive had my ‘14 retrofit CF driveshaft with Wenstrom Design Fabricators adaptor on my car for almost two years without incident. One adaptor and a few Ford parts ( bolts, O Ring etc) as described in the instructions. Total retro including shaft cost was just under $800. Great upgrade and looks fantastic.


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  6. Robert M

    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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    Yes, from what I have read in the past, the 13/14 output shaft is a finer spline, and the 2007-2012 is the same spline count, but not as fine as the 2013/14.



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  7. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    2007-2012 trans output shaft is 28 spline. 2013/2014 is 40 spline.

    Rear yoke does not need to be changed as all GT500's used a near identical CV joint at the axle end.
     
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    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks Tob, big asset to this community!
     
  9. BlackBolt9

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    Just wanted to let everyone know I'm currently out of driveshaft adapters. The last batch of 10 I made took well over a year to sell, which is too long to have a bunch of money tied up in them sitting on the shelf. Going forward I am still open to making them but I need to do batches of 10 to keep the price the same. Because of that I would like 5 people interested enough to send a deposit to cover the cost of the steel before I make a batch. I am assuming this would require a deposit of around $100 per person but that will depend on what the steel market is doing at the time. Once enough people are interested it should take 2-3 weeks to have finished parts. Thanks everyone for the interest and support!
     
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    kazman King of Kazmania Established Member

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    I just picked up a 3k mi. take out driveshaft and a new adapter w/o-ring and nut for a song. I just need the washer, short and long socket head cap screws, correct?

    Fastenall should have them, no?

    Shipping on that small of an order from McMaster-Carr will probably be more than the 16 bolts cost.
     
  11. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Fastenall may not have what you need in stock - depends. But they or MC are a great resource.
     
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    kazman King of Kazmania Established Member

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    Just a quick question Tob...
    In this thread you call for a new washer. In the written instructions provided, it's stated to use the original washer. Any reason to change out the washer?
    TIA.
     
  13. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You can get by with the original washer. It's nice to pull the flange on with the old nut and washer and then switch to a new nut and washer for final torquing/installation, that's all.
     
  14. Black Cobra '99

    Black Cobra '99 Active Member Established Member

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    Hi guys, so I bought the adapter some time ago and lost the instructions. Can somebody PM me the instructions in PDF I'd greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Kevinbonds Active Member Established Member

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    What ever happened with this? I would be in for an adapter if it's still an option..
     
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  17. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Here's the install PDF...
     

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    Black Cobra '99 Active Member Established Member

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    Great, thank you Tob :)
     
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    I would be interested one also.

    That makes 2 of us. Now if we could only find 3 more people....
     
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    Robert M 800 HORSE FUN!! Established Member

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