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

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  1. Cleetus McFarland

    Cleetus McFarland14 өдрийн өмнө

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

  2. Squrkols

    Squrkols13 өдрийн өмнө

    PVC pipe, rebar and concrete

  3. Jordan

    Jordan13 өдрийн өмнө

    Should have used JB Weld for the epoxy.

  4. Nate 2283

    Nate 228313 өдрийн өмнө

    Laminated wood beam

  5. NJ in the MJ

    NJ in the MJ13 өдрийн өмнө


  6. David Dickerson

    David Dickerson13 өдрийн өмнө

    PVC filled with JB weld.

  7. saulns

    saulns5 цагийн өмнө

    Whatever material y’all decide, it should be wrapped in carbon fiber wrap.

  8. Jimmy S

    Jimmy S10 цагийн өмнө

    PVC tubing next!


    JAY DEEE13 цагийн өмнө

    I’m sure if u would have sleeved it would have worked

  10. Tom Vandernoll

    Tom Vandernoll14 цагийн өмнө

    Build one with a harder wood type.

  11. Joseph Beem

    Joseph Beem16 цагийн өмнө

    You should use a PVC pipe

  12. David Adams

    David Adams19 цагийн өмнө

    Use a harder wood and actually balance it.

  13. Do Kim

    Do Kim19 цагийн өмнө

    Try it again with CLT(Cross-Laminated Timber). It claims it is stronger than steel.

  14. Rams495

    Rams49519 цагийн өмнө

    I say cut slits in the drive shaft ends and put clamps on so it squeezes the wood in addition to the epoxy.

  15. William Arrington

    William Arrington22 цагийн өмнө

    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

  16. Dennis Kaasjager

    Dennis KaasjagerӨдрийн өмнө

    Use hardwood

  17. Homeless-Brazilian

    Homeless-BrazilianӨдрийн өмнө

    Get a stronger wood and throw it in a lathe to see what happens

  18. Nate Sosa

    Nate SosaӨдрийн өмнө

    Try some bamboo!!

  19. Nate Sosa

    Nate SosaӨдрийн өмнө

    Resin stabilized wood would be badass!

  20. duramax502

    duramax502Өдрийн өмнө

    PVC pipe

  21. Adam Mohammed

    Adam MohammedӨдрийн өмнө

    Man I always wondered about this

  22. DeviceMangler

    DeviceManglerӨдрийн өмнө

    Drive shaft needs some FiberFix. They built a rollcage for a car out of that stuff and drove it off a cliff. It survived.

  23. Crazyey

    CrazyeyӨдрийн өмнө

    no-one going to mention his sleek back hair and his nerd glasses XD

  24. Dave David

    Dave DavidӨдрийн өмнө

    Use the car as a wood lathe and sandpaper it till its balanced

  25. Black Dot

    Black DotӨдрийн өмнө

    Wow that drive shaft lasted longer than Jeffrey Epstein in jail

  26. Bradlee Blazintires

    Bradlee BlazintiresӨдрийн өмнө

    Oak probably would've lasted a bit longer. Maybe put a PVC pipe over it

  27. Alan Benzo

    Alan BenzoӨдрийн өмнө

    These guys don’t know what a lathe is

  28. Chris

    ChrisӨдрийн өмнө

    I knew it wooden work.


    NATHANIEL HOPFӨдрийн өмнө

    Chris good one

  30. RCPro Driver

    RCPro DriverӨдрийн өмнө

    needs to be laminated boards, with the grains crossed.

  31. Lithuanian GLOCK31_NH420

    Lithuanian GLOCK31_NH420Өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  32. Adam Weaver

    Adam WeaverӨдрийн өмнө

    Ya'lls need to calm down.

  33. Patrick

    PatrickӨдрийн өмнө

    Soak the wood with a resin.....

  34. The Prometheus Report

    The Prometheus ReportӨдрийн өмнө

    I think you could have used a bit more glue

  35. Adam Gee

    Adam GeeӨдрийн өмнө

    You guys still have pennies?

  36. Dave Pawson

    Dave Pawson2 өдрийн өмнө

    "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.

  37. Evan Jones

    Evan Jones2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  38. Odie Ecklund

    Odie Ecklund2 өдрийн өмнө

    Listen, listen, it worked for a bit. Soooooo technicallyyyyy

  39. Jeff Neely

    Jeff Neely2 өдрийн өмнө

    What's next a wooden turbo?

  40. DayTripperCrack

    DayTripperCrack2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  41. Hasiel Mena

    Hasiel Mena2 өдрийн өмнө


  42. MrVBG

    MrVBG2 өдрийн өмнө

    PVC pipe with concrete?


    ARNEL CABRERA2 өдрийн өмнө

    how about a concrete drive shaft

  44. SwapSupra

    SwapSupra2 өдрийн өмнө

    do the same but wraped in ducktape!

  45. Lucky Muse

    Lucky Muse2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  46. Lucky Eights

    Lucky Eights2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  47. Chris Dorr

    Chris Dorr2 өдрийн өмнө

    Turn your car into a lathe ;)

  48. The Sworded Beardsman

    The Sworded Beardsman2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  49. David Kelm

    David Kelm2 өдрийн өмнө

    hard wood worth a try

  50. Joshua Pierre

    Joshua Pierre2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  51. Allen .Berge

    Allen .Berge2 өдрийн өмнө

    They should have put it on lathe to balance it out more.

  52. sinaloa tc

    sinaloa tc2 өдрийн өмнө

    Try bamboo

  53. jacob 4wol

    jacob 4wol2 өдрийн өмнө

    You should fill a tube with spaghetti noodles and flex seal and use that as the drive shaft

  54. Anthony Alit

    Anthony Alit2 өдрийн өмнө

    Make one out of concrete!

  55. Anthony Alit

    Anthony Alit2 өдрийн өмнө

    Now this is automotive internet done properly

  56. Lairex Rai

    Lairex Rai2 өдрийн өмнө

    Should have used a wood Turner lathe

  57. KingKingg

    KingKingg3 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  58. ponchis1966

    ponchis19663 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  59. Mihai Kober

    Mihai Kober3 өдрийн өмнө

    I bet a shaft made out of oak would have lasted longer :)

  60. GrifFungin

    GrifFungin3 өдрийн өмнө

    Definitely a paid commercial for Gorilla Glue

  61. Jacey Heiner

    Jacey Heiner3 өдрийн өмнө

    Build it out of walnut or at least a stronger piece of wood pine has to be the worst one but nice job

  62. Spiz D

    Spiz D3 өдрийн өмнө

    You're not even country at all should change your name pussy

  63. amicidavinci

    amicidavinci3 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  64. Retrogamer1010

    Retrogamer10103 өдрийн өмнө

    Did you even phase the ends? Basic driveshaft tec I've shortened a few over the years and didn't even need a rebalance.

  65. brandon Cherry

    brandon Cherry3 өдрийн өмнө

    need to use bowdark or hardwood..

  66. Wanja Schonecke

    Wanja Schonecke3 өдрийн өмнө

    wood and epoxy? :)