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

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Comments • 5 788

  • Cleetus McFarland
    Cleetus McFarland  5 days ago +913

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

    JIMBO SLICE 13 minutes ago

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

  • Theevilporkchop
    Theevilporkchop 44 minutes ago

    Coat it in flex seal! Lmao

  • Robo_tech714
    Robo_tech714 58 minutes ago

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

  • gary thompsoncindy

    do that again this time use a piece of oak

  • S197 Beast
    S197 Beast 3 hours ago

    Use pvc pipes

  • thebigblazinB
    thebigblazinB 3 hours ago

    Pvc pipe driveshaft

  • Henry G
    Henry G 4 hours ago

    Should have tried bamboo

  • Gear1993Head xxx
    Gear1993Head xxx 4 hours ago

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

  • James Larkin
    James Larkin 4 hours ago

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

  • Challenger King
    Challenger King 4 hours ago

    You came for 13:36

  • Mmubarakk
    Mmubarakk 4 hours ago +1

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

  • Gilbert Franklin
    Gilbert Franklin 4 hours ago

    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 5 hours ago

    use abs sewer pipe for a drive shaft

  • carlos estrada
    carlos estrada 5 hours ago

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

  • Cody Smith
    Cody Smith 5 hours ago

    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 6 hours ago

    Cleetus doing credit improvement commercials

  • Cole Kampstra
    Cole Kampstra 6 hours ago

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

  • XiferTehPenguin
    XiferTehPenguin 6 hours ago


  • chris larkin
    chris larkin 6 hours ago

    Definitely need to use PVC piping and fill it with concrete

  • Dave
    Dave 7 hours ago

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

  • thekaderick
    thekaderick 7 hours ago

    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!

    HECTOR RODRIGUEZ 7 hours ago

    You should had use a baseball bat

  • TodaVtecKiller
    TodaVtecKiller 7 hours ago

    put the Saleen body kit on there 👌

  • Sean Athair
    Sean Athair 8 hours ago

    No wood can handle any real Torsional load. Good luck. Have fun stay safe

  • Greyspacealien
    Greyspacealien 8 hours ago


  • Lyle Adams
    Lyle Adams 9 hours ago

    Cap off two pieces of square tube, drill a hole in each cap, lag screw through it into an oak 4x4, weld the pipe/spline ends of the drive shaft to the caps, drive forever.
    The square tube will use compression to turn the timber instead of direct force like a bolt running sideways through it.

  • Lake Hill Motors & Marine

    You should use a "heartwood" post. That means the post was cut from the center of the tree and you can see the round tree rings complete circle in the end of the post. These pieces are stronger and should not split as easy. You can see in the video your post only has a section of the tree ring or grain on the end.

  • Jordan Johnson
    Jordan Johnson 9 hours ago

    That cut was trocious bro

  • Cameron Parris
    Cameron Parris 10 hours ago

    Coat one in rhino liner and try it, that shit is strong as hell!

  • GaryLordsWayMinistry
    GaryLordsWayMinistry 11 hours ago

    If you wanted to do this right; you should have used the strongest wood there is to make your splice. Not pine or dug fur. Oak would have been better but it too would only be as strong as its glue and fasteners before it would shear and spin in the drive shaft ends. For the strongest glue to use you should use this man's TVclip channel. tvclip.biz/channel/UC2rzsm1Qi6N1X-wuOg_p0Ngvideos look for glue or epoxy testing results. Why would they use wood when it will not work? You would have thousands stranded on the roads of whatever country they were in. Waste of time and effort...BORING~!~ Trying to tie "Dumb and Dumber"?

  • Mike Soda
    Mike Soda 11 hours ago +1

    You just need a harder wood, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janka_hardness_test

  • Roontang Davis
    Roontang Davis 12 hours ago

    Meet the bush mechanics. Australian Aboriginal team that know how to get and keep a car going with whatever comes to hand in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, outback, Australia.
    They might give you some good ideas.

  • Jaran Higley
    Jaran Higley 12 hours ago

    if you do it , make it round on a lathe. Fiberglass wrap or that metal plumbers tape stuff!

  • Splitter S
    Splitter S 12 hours ago

    I've been asking about toast, still waiting to hear....didn't know you was so ignorant...🖕

  • Just Add water
    Just Add water 13 hours ago

    If you do wood again should use a round pressure treated post

  • michael close
    michael close 13 hours ago

    wrap it in carbon fibre and epoxy

  • theDavitos
    theDavitos 13 hours ago

    guys have use broom handle to bring cars home after driveshaft failed but of course it is not use for hard mode

  • Jacob Pearce
    Jacob Pearce 15 hours ago +1

    Build a drive shaft out of rubber.
    If you agree like so he can see

  • s_G Walls
    s_G Walls 16 hours ago

    You made a mustang powered lathe! On the hoist was awsome

  • CombatElite9
    CombatElite9 18 hours ago


  • Bud Janzen
    Bud Janzen 18 hours ago

    Try a piece of oak or walnut

  • Justin Mabe
    Justin Mabe 19 hours ago

    you should try ship anchor rope as a drive shaft next, make a series out of it haha

  • Braxtin Clement
    Braxtin Clement 19 hours ago +1

    Use a hardwood, use the same dimension post. Then find someone with a wood lathe and turn it down to proper dimension, cross drill and bolt like you did, and then roll on some coats of flex seal or bed liner!

  • Roberto Flores
    Roberto Flores 20 hours ago

    Tell me why does Mr. Cleetus looks like a young Rick Flair with that duck tail hair flair... :D

  • Folke Johansson
    Folke Johansson 20 hours ago

    You should use a center piece of wood, this one was a tree split into four pieces and breaking the rings like that make you loose most of its durability. Then it will hold upp a lot better, probably not very good tho :p

  • Will Sullivan
    Will Sullivan 20 hours ago

    skin as many mountain dew cans as possible together and make a layered aluminum/gorilla/flex seal one

  • imatation666
    imatation666 21 hour ago

    call me stupid but why didn't they get round wood instead of the block?... round wood would if been easier and possibly worked even better

  • Ethan Shaw
    Ethan Shaw 21 hour ago

    Why not use bamboo?

  • Lathan Rose
    Lathan Rose 21 hour ago

    Weld exhaust piping inline with the shaft

  • teddysmith1590
    teddysmith1590 21 hour ago

    You should make a drive shaft out of PVC Pipe

  • Kaden Stapelmann
    Kaden Stapelmann 21 hour ago

    Make a driveshaft with pvc pipe

  • Chris Russo
    Chris Russo 22 hours ago

    Metal baseball bat

  • michaeljp86
    michaeljp86 22 hours ago

    Do PVC pipe next

  • Aggressive_rambo13 Rambo's Randomness Productions

    Drive shaft out of an rear end next!

  • NPC #303
    NPC #303 22 hours ago

    Holy crap i did not think that *"wood"* work at all!
    Lol you guys turned a mustang into a lathe.

  • nick mcgreal
    nick mcgreal 22 hours ago

    Maybe try to turn it down on a lathe? Make it symmetrical or roundish?

  • Big Italy 455
    Big Italy 455 22 hours ago

    Galvanized fencepost with drilled “lightening” holes

  • Wheelin N’ Dealin
    Wheelin N’ Dealin 23 hours ago

    Concrete driveshaft

  • Andrew mamrus
    Andrew mamrus 23 hours ago

    make it out of oak or some type of hardwood next time, also might be worth having someone throw it on their lathe for a minute to atleast get the run out close.