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

Publikuar 7 Nën 2019
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  • Cleetus McFarland

    Cleetus McFarland

    6 ditë më parë

    What should we build a drive shaft out of next? My mullet?

    • Squrkols


      6 ditë më parë

      PVC pipe, rebar and concrete

    • Jordan


      6 ditë më parë

      Should have used JB Weld for the epoxy.

    • Nate 2283

      Nate 2283

      6 ditë më parë

      Laminated wood beam

    • NJ in the MJ

      NJ in the MJ

      6 ditë më parë


    • David Dickerson

      David Dickerson

      6 ditë më parë

      PVC filled with JB weld.

  • Isaiah TD

    Isaiah TD

    5 orë më parë

    this reminds me of the Dukes of Hazzard Movie. 😂

  • james jines

    james jines

    5 orë më parë

    Go to a tractor supply and buy a fence post. It’s already round just get one that’s already the right size. Or use a friends wood turner to make your 4x4 round. No run out.

  • Marty Swartz

    Marty Swartz

    5 orë më parë

    You all did a great job of the nutty professors...😂😂😂😂

  • Hotty_ Pockets

    Hotty_ Pockets

    6 orë më parë

    make a driveshaft out of PVC pipe

  • Jacob Lanier

    Jacob Lanier

    7 orë më parë

    Use chains as a drive shaft

  • *Alex* V-i-P

    *Alex* V-i-P

    8 orë më parë

    I love that grey mustang

  • Watz Plays

    Watz Plays

    9 orë më parë

    try wood driveshaft but find someone with a lathe to get rid of as much run out and then you may have more success

  • Yankee Stone

    Yankee Stone

    9 orë më parë

    @ Cleetus McFarland how much down force does your mullet create ??

  • Braedon Miller

    Braedon Miller

    10 orë më parë

    No homo but garret be lookin like a snacc with them glasses on

  • Jaybop Murano

    Jaybop Murano

    11 orë më parë

    just sprays the poor man like a roach

  • blood moon

    blood moon

    11 orë më parë

    use a hardwood like oak instead of using maple lol

  • I'mRinoX


    12 orë më parë

    Should've gone to a dealer and told them you had issues with vibration while driving and have them inspect it.

  • Jacob Condon

    Jacob Condon

    12 orë më parë

    If you are going to try it with wood again might want to try building it out of plywood and using multiple layers glued together and possibly bolted down the length of the shaft maybe try and alternate the grain of the plywood when doing that.

  • Ted Tries Tech

    Ted Tries Tech

    12 orë më parë

    you need to laminate plywood and take to a woodshop to have it turned to the exact size!

  • Nelson Alas

    Nelson Alas

    13 orë më parë

    Pressure treated wood?

  • routt ookc

    routt ookc

    13 orë më parë

    *Garage 54 has entered the chat

  • Elexa Bluejay

    Elexa Bluejay

    15 orë më parë

    Sorry. I had to be the 1k dislike. Can’t be having odd numbers around here

  • Ricky Hernandez

    Ricky Hernandez

    16 orë më parë

    comedy haha you should keep trying!! stronger wood better measurements?!

  • Bimmer Dude

    Bimmer Dude

    17 orë më parë

    please do a home depo fence pipe drive shaft!!

  • Toby Mathis

    Toby Mathis

    17 orë më parë

    I think yall should try it with a nice wet green 4x4. Should be a little stronger

  • Morgan Adair

    Morgan Adair

    18 orë më parë

    Apparently too much free time... put either iron wood or some extreme known strong in the lathe and turn it as well as put the remained shafts in lathe and true it all.... knotty wood versus clear wood yada yada

  • dionisis001


    19 orë më parë

    you should try screwing cylidrical pieces together to make a long cylinder and then do the same but with a hollow center so it looks like a tube to see if it's stronger.......

  • Eric Robert

    Eric Robert

    20 orë më parë

    PVC pipe with concrete and rebar on the inside

  • riptwan


    Ditë më parë

    Skip to 12:00

  • William Payne

    William Payne

    Ditë më parë

    Turn the post down on a lathe so you can get it to minimul run out, turn it down 1/2" smaller than I'd of ends, fiberglass it to exact size, then coat in 200mph tape.

  • ThePeopleVerse


    Ditë më parë

    I thought this was the kind if stuff the Cleetus2 channel was set up for.

  • Regio Garage

    Regio Garage

    Ditë më parë

    I need that wing for my Stang :(

  • The reel rednecks

    The reel rednecks

    Ditë më parë

    Coat it in that rhino line stuff that is nearly Indestructible

  • Eduardo Alvarez

    Eduardo Alvarez

    Ditë më parë

    Same size and round it to spec and wrap it in duck tape

  • thost


    Ditë më parë

    how about a pvc pipe wrapped in duct tape???? Maybe start with a 3 inch pvc pipe and build it up with the duct tape till it firs and bolt that bad boy in.

  • TheBeaterCar


    Ditë më parë

    Fun fact, two 2x4s glued and screwed together will be stronger than the 4x4. That would be a good test:)

  • 13enXtract


    Ditë më parë

    You need to lathe the wood shaft to try and make it more balanced I feel like

  • Tj Miller

    Tj Miller

    Ditë më parë

    Use a couple pieces of rebar it’ll end up twisting together it’ll look cool and if the welds are strong enough it shouldn’t break

  • Tj Miller

    Tj Miller

    Ditë më parë


  • Hayden


    Ditë më parë

    You should do an aluminum baseball bat next

  • Sovereign Sentience

    Sovereign Sentience

    Ditë më parë

    wrap the next one with resins and carbon fibre



    Ditë më parë

    I see you guys are replicating the GM 8speed transmission wobble.

  • Theevilporkchop


    Ditë më parë

    Coat it in flex seal! Lmao

  • Robo_tech714


    Ditë më parë

    Hey Dr.spray em AlL!! What happen to your Lab coat you on fire #James 18.37 ??stop drop & roll

  • gary thompsoncindy

    gary thompsoncindy

    Ditë më parë

    do that again this time use a piece of oak

  • S197 Beast

    S197 Beast

    Ditë më parë

    Use pvc pipes

  • thebigblazinB


    Ditë më parë

    Pvc pipe driveshaft

  • Henry G

    Henry G

    Ditë më parë

    Should have tried bamboo

  • Gear1993Head xxx

    Gear1993Head xxx

    Ditë më parë

    Beating on a really nice car... Dumb as fuck

  • James Larkin

    James Larkin

    Ditë më parë

    To much Mountain Dew and Weed I think.. Been there too...

  • Challenger King

    Challenger King

    Ditë më parë

    You came for 13:36

  • Mmubarakk


    Ditë më parë

    Put the wood drive shaft and take it to carmax for a check up it well be epic

  • Gilbert Franklin

    Gilbert Franklin

    Ditë më parë

    There are two boat building channels you need to contact; Sampson Boat Co, & Acorn to Arabella. They will tell you to use live oak as the toughest wood and a lathe to perfect the shape. Boy, what you guys don't know about wood... 🤣

  • James Cooke

    James Cooke

    Ditë më parë

    use abs sewer pipe for a drive shaft

  • carlos estrada

    carlos estrada

    Ditë më parë

    Bullet proof glass or try a hard wood like European beech wood ..its tuff as monkey nuts

  • Cody Smith

    Cody Smith

    Ditë më parë

    Hell yeah brothers that was a great idea! I think if you took multiple pieces of plywood and glued them together to make a 4x4 it would be WAY stronger due to the alternating grain of the plywood. It might even handle a burnout. Maybe even wrap it in flex tape for extra stiffness. Bog deep and let 'er eat!

  • Turbo Mike

    Turbo Mike

    Ditë më parë

    Cleetus doing credit improvement commercials

  • Cole Kampstra

    Cole Kampstra

    Ditë më parë

    Should have used a square sleeve over the 4x4 and then pinned it ...would have taken a ton more torque

  • XiferTehPenguin


    Ditë më parë


  • chris larkin

    chris larkin

    Ditë më parë

    Definitely need to use PVC piping and fill it with concrete

  • Dave


    Ditë më parë

    Hickory. You know, what bats are made of. Get Louisville Slugger people to sponsor it.

  • thekaderick


    Ditë më parë

    While you have that drive shaft cut in half you should definitely knew a video on replacing the drive shaft bearings I mean you clearly removed the bearing immediately after cutting it so you may as well show everybody how to replace it!



    Ditë më parë

    You should had use a baseball bat

  • TodaVtecKiller


    Ditë më parë

    put the Saleen body kit on there 👌