thanks gerb and iam an old man myself.
so my problem Is my driveshaft is too long. like by an inch-2 inches. when I drive backup or reverse the front of the driveshaft grinds on the back of the tranny housing(w58) for just a second. always happens at a dead stop, or when the car first moves.
this has been happening for a few years now.
I originally got a sc300 auto rear ds and I acquired a mk3 w58 front shaft. I then got it pressed into the center carrier housing from the sc300(auto shaft)
and here is the end product
so in reality I just need an inch or 2 of shorter ds length.
so I don't want to make the mistake of getting an actual w58 ds from a sc300 and having the same issue. reminder this is going on a sc400 body.
anyone have a take on this??