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

Cleetus McFarland
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Cleetus McFarland
Cleetus McFarland 14 days ago
What should we build a drive shaft out of next? My mullet?
Squrkols 14 days ago
PVC pipe, rebar and concrete
Jordan 14 days ago
Should have used JB Weld for the epoxy.
Nate 2283
Nate 2283 14 days ago
Laminated wood beam
NJ in the MJ
NJ in the MJ 14 days ago
David Dickerson
David Dickerson 14 days ago
PVC filled with JB weld.
Robert Adams Metal Detecting
Try a piece of Purple Heart. Or a different hard wood.
The game Potato
Use denser wood like oak
saulns 12 hours ago
Whatever material y’all decide, it should be wrapped in carbon fiber wrap.
Jimmy S
Jimmy S 18 hours ago
PVC tubing next!
JAY DEEE 21 hour ago
I’m sure if u would have sleeved it would have worked
Tom Vandernoll
Tom Vandernoll 22 hours ago
Build one with a harder wood type.
Joseph Beem
Joseph Beem Day ago
You should use a PVC pipe
David Adams
David Adams Day ago
Use a harder wood and actually balance it.
Do Kim
Do Kim Day ago
Try it again with CLT(Cross-Laminated Timber). It claims it is stronger than steel.
Rams495 Day ago
I say cut slits in the drive shaft ends and put clamps on so it squeezes the wood in addition to the epoxy.
William Arrington
Cross wove bambo would probably be able to take this test... not forever but atleast one donut. Bamboo is three times stronger than timber. When compared with steel, bamboo has a greater tensile strength. The cross weave gives the advantage of the tensile strength to counter twisting
Dennis Kaasjager
Use hardwood
Get a stronger wood and throw it in a lathe to see what happens
Nate Sosa
Nate Sosa Day ago
Try some bamboo!!
Nate Sosa
Nate Sosa Day ago
Resin stabilized wood would be badass!
duramax502 Day ago
PVC pipe
Adam Mohammed
Man I always wondered about this
Drive shaft needs some FiberFix. They built a rollcage for a car out of that stuff and drove it off a cliff. It survived.
Crazyey Day ago
no-one going to mention his sleek back hair and his nerd glasses XD
Dave David
Dave David Day ago
Use the car as a wood lathe and sandpaper it till its balanced
Black Dot
Black Dot Day ago
Wow that drive shaft lasted longer than Jeffrey Epstein in jail
Bradlee Blazintires
Oak probably would've lasted a bit longer. Maybe put a PVC pipe over it
Alan Benzo
Alan Benzo Day ago
These guys don’t know what a lathe is
Chris Day ago
I knew it wooden work.
Chris good one
RCPro Driver
RCPro Driver Day ago
needs to be laminated boards, with the grains crossed.
Lithuanian GLOCK31_NH420
The wood will easily... it's your connections that will fail. You know wood is ofter a stronger and lighter choice other than steel. If you were an engineer you would know this.
Adam Weaver
Adam Weaver 2 days ago
Ya'lls need to calm down.
Patrick 2 days ago
Soak the wood with a resin.....
The Prometheus Report
I think you could have used a bit more glue
Adam Gee
Adam Gee 2 days ago
You guys still have pennies?
Dave Pawson
Dave Pawson 2 days ago
"Sorry sir, you need to treat your car with Terminex once a year as you live in the termite belt." Seriously, use laminated live oak with oposing grain lines which is a native species to Florida.
Evan Jones
Evan Jones 2 days ago
Y'all have a quality shop, but no access to a lathe?🤔 Treat the next drive shaft with Lin/flax seed oil... It will harden the wood.
Odie Ecklund
Odie Ecklund 2 days ago
Listen, listen, it worked for a bit. Soooooo technicallyyyyy
Jeff Neely
Jeff Neely 2 days ago
What's next a wooden turbo?
DayTripperCrack 2 days ago
I have the same exact car they used, A 1995 although mine is cherry red and the interior is completely custom and miss matched looks really nice. The best car I’ve ever driven to date probably always will be personally
Hasiel Mena
Hasiel Mena 2 days ago
MrVBG 2 days ago
PVC pipe with concrete?
ARNEL CABRERA 2 days ago
how about a concrete drive shaft
SwapSupra 2 days ago
do the same but wraped in ducktape!
Lucky Muse
Lucky Muse 3 days ago
Glue some 1×1s together, then round the sides down on a wood lathe, like your making a post. Thats how they make wood beams , and they are super strong.
Lucky Eights
Lucky Eights 3 days ago
Dont test a new driveshaft IMPROVE! have someone with a woodshop turn you a peice of hardwood like oak. Fit into the shaft. Then carbon fiber the whole shaft. By my mullet calculations you should have no problem doing a burn out or 6.
Chris Dorr
Chris Dorr 3 days ago
Turn your car into a lathe ;)
The Sworded Beardsman
The first airplane props were made out of wood, Try some hickory or oak and turn it down with a lathe to fit tight in the driveshaft ends.
David Kelm
David Kelm 3 days ago
hard wood worth a try
Joshua Pierre
Joshua Pierre 3 days ago
Garage54'in it haha, could have seen how thin you could go, used steel rebar. I wanna see if the mustang is strong enough to twist it.
Allen .Berge
Allen .Berge 3 days ago
They should have put it on lathe to balance it out more.
sinaloa tc
sinaloa tc 3 days ago
Try bamboo
jacob 4wol
jacob 4wol 3 days ago
You should fill a tube with spaghetti noodles and flex seal and use that as the drive shaft
Anthony Alit
Anthony Alit 3 days ago
Make one out of concrete!
Anthony Alit
Anthony Alit 3 days ago
Now this is automotive internet done properly
Lairex Rai
Lairex Rai 3 days ago
Should have used a wood Turner lathe
KingKingg 3 days ago
You should use some rope!! Ship rope... Maybe I'm a bit blazzed, but now im worried how dangerous this could be, what if it twists and bends the car. Not only the potential to squish the driver, also force metal up through the cab?? Maybe do this one with our first ever remote control car build hahaha
ponchis1966 3 days ago
Try a piece of hardwood like birch. Pressure treated posts are generally softer woods. Have a viewer turn it down on a lathe and ship it to you
Mihai Kober
Mihai Kober 3 days ago
I bet a shaft made out of oak would have lasted longer :)
GrifFungin 3 days ago
Definitely a paid commercial for Gorilla Glue
Jacey Heiner
Jacey Heiner 3 days ago
Build it out of walnut or at least a stronger piece of wood pine has to be the worst one but nice job
Spiz D
Spiz D 3 days ago
You're not even country at all should change your name pussy
amicidavinci 3 days ago
Do y'all think a steel tube driveshaft would stay put being that far out of balance? (I wouldn't try it without a driveshaft safety shroud.) Try using a real good hardwood like Ash (baseball bats) and turn it on a lathe until you get a perfect fit in your end tubes. Gorilla glue & bolts were very good.
Retrogamer1010 3 days ago
Did you even phase the ends? Basic driveshaft tec I've shortened a few over the years and didn't even need a rebalance.
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