Driveshaft safety loop

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    any of you guy's have a driveshaft safety loop installed on your Camaro , how did you mount it ?????? . I've got a universal kit from Summit and I want to make sure it's installed correctly and that I can pass NHRA Tech inspection

    Last time I installed one was over 30 years ago on a Ford Fairlane I drag raced

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    Some people bolt them to the floor, I would only weld it in.
     
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    Last time I checked, the loop has to be 6" (maximum distance) away from the front U-joint.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm leary of bolting it to the floorboard
     
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    I have one installed, here a couple pics of the location.
    Mine is currently bolted in with grade 8 hardware.
    Welding is probably better, but I "think" a bolt in will pass tech
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    Bolting it to the floor is not an issue if you use flat stock backers. Otherwise no!
     
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    I'm assuming the driveshaft in the first pic is not fully seated?
     
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    That's correct, it goes in about another inch or so, the angle of the picture is somewhat misleading.
    When seated it was about 6.5 from the center line of u-joint.
    Also, that was an old drive shaft. Here whats in there now.
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    Thanks for the pics , now I know what to expect when I install mine
     
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    I think somebody makes one that bolts to the trans mount. I would hate to drill my floor. I have that universal Summit one on my Impala though.
     
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