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Drive Shaft Safety Loop


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L brackets are 10.75" x 5.50". Loop brackets are 5.5" inside to inside, 3.875" tall.

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This driveshaft safety loop holds the drive shaft in place in case of universal joint failure. Made from 2" x 1⁄4" hot rolled steel with grade 5 bolts. Bolt-on installation.

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