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

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

    • Dustyn Kieffer
      Dustyn Kieffer

      PVC tubing

    • William Lawson
      William Lawson

      Do a concrete one Cleetus McFarland

    • Parker Post
      Parker Post

      Pvc drive shaft

    • Squrkols

      PVC pipe, rebar and concrete

    • Jordan

      Should have used JB Weld for the epoxy.

  • benz merc
    benz merc

    I think there was an episode on bush mechanics, where they used a tree trunk, as a drive shaft.

  • Kevin Agostini
    Kevin Agostini

    Now make a cement or concrete drive shaft and use a pvc pipe as a mold 😬


    try with hardwood next time

  • Drew Winstead
    Drew Winstead

    stopped watching after you tried to sell me some credit app

  • MrHaydenJr

    Diy carbon fiber driveshaft, use wood center it up in a fixture, then wrap it in carbonfiber mat/resin let cure, find someone with a lathe and turn it smooth

  • Michael Johnsonbaugh
    Michael Johnsonbaugh

    Imagine coming upon that scene, an idle Mustang, shards of wood underneath said crowd-eater, and three men in labcoats examining said pieces of wood in the middle of the culdesac. Oh the things you see in Florida

  • SlunkMonke


  • Dan Kammerzelt
    Dan Kammerzelt

    Flintstones drive shaft.

  • Wadi 369
    Wadi 369

    Do something with LineX

  • BineThereDoneThat

    you guys should try and install a suspension torsion bar in place of the wood you just tried and see if it make wheel hop better or worse

  • PhatSphinx

    put a crazy stiff spring in the middle (some how)

  • Keith Thomas
    Keith Thomas

    Perhaps oak or some hard wood other then pine. Its almost the softest weakest wood there is.

  • ryan horne
    ryan horne

    use pine same joints

  • David Robinson
    David Robinson

    I like how the torch is just burning away as Dr.Sprayemall is giving his hypothesis lmfao

  • Pablo lV
    Pablo lV

    Clicked to let yal know yal stupid. The leaf blower video was awesome but this.....stupid

  • Allen Sailers
    Allen Sailers


  • cody gill
    cody gill

    You guys should do a video where you take a car without a drive line and push it down the road to make it look like it was running and have the person park it running like a bait car 😂

  • Renats Dubrovskis
    Renats Dubrovskis

    You shouldve tried ironwood way tougher

  • Jacob Petrov
    Jacob Petrov

    It's funny James is still as completely serious and thoughtful as when he's getting Leroy ready for their races.

  • Black HAT
    Black HAT

    When you say dont try this at home your talking about the shaft right because i like lighting my friends on fire <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="124">2:04</a>

  • Stephen Lubey
    Stephen Lubey

    Rubber drive shaft

  • shavezwill1222

    A metal fence post

  • Andreas Berglund
    Andreas Berglund

    Make another one! But this time straight and balanced. And also look for a pole from de center of the tree. That has complete fiber rings you know.

  • Jeffrey Ziola
    Jeffrey Ziola

    I would try a solid piece of dry aged piece of wood like a old old barn wood

  • Jeroen Kuivenhoven
    Jeroen Kuivenhoven

    Tray it wiht hardwood😜

  • vwharman

    Quarter sawn maple, good hardwood would at least have a shot at a burn out...

  • Mark Phillips
    Mark Phillips

    Get a wood lathe and turn it to size then wrap it with fiberglass and resin let cure and install it

  • David Colwell
    David Colwell

    Cleetus: Cuts drive shaft with a whoopdido ‘’Whatever dude it’ll work this is just science” lmao I found this so hilarious.

  • Mophie

    Wood is super weak when twisted and that kind of wood is like so weak and brittle lol

  • Cameron Ross
    Cameron Ross

    concrete with rebar

  • Neko Rodgers
    Neko Rodgers

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="125">2:05</a> is the butane torch just turned on and sitting on the table while he's flailing his arms around?

  • J Coggs
    J Coggs

    Should have used pressure treated! LOL

  • Mike Adkins
    Mike Adkins

    Use balsa wood. That will be like an unuptanium driveshaft

  • zinger dwarf
    zinger dwarf

    ld try hard wood(oak or cerry) rather than soft wood If you want to go all out use green curupy. i'm sure the results would be different

  • Logan B
    Logan B

    Why do you still have pennies?

  • master582

    Perhaps turning the wood on a Lathe first and then consider hollowing the shaft with a few support bands around the exterior like a barrel.

  • Phi Helix
    Phi Helix

    Put metal straps down each side 2"thick x 1/4"w for strength.

  • Carl Freiermuth
    Carl Freiermuth

    try to make one with Hickory or that heavy dark wood from asia kamagong or steel wood, it has lots of names. It's even heavier than Hickory

  • Hh Hh
    Hh Hh

    Why is their science car 100000 times better than my daily😭

  • Russell Wright
    Russell Wright

    do it with a hard wood dude, Jarrah would be a great choice

  • Terry Weston
    Terry Weston

    Bamboo, test a single large diameter, against canes duct taped together.

  • Kyle Kuhbander
    Kyle Kuhbander

    That cooper dude just looks annoying. Strait debbie downer face in every episode.

  • Eddie Tapuro
    Eddie Tapuro

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1025">17:05</a> cleetus hits his head on the diff 😂 @cleetus mcfarland

  • Bobby Loomis
    Bobby Loomis

    Weld a bunch of suspension springs inline and use as a drive shaft. Preload will be a MoFo

  • Ryan Mcadams
    Ryan Mcadams

    PVC pipe full of epoxy

  • Vasili Panin
    Vasili Panin

    No slip joint?

  • Rob

    You used the softest wood ever lol try a decent hard wood

  • Cameron1177

    Boys, it wasn't trying to pogo the car. That was a textbook joepoke.

  • J2498

    I think Fred Flintstone designed the driveshaft.

  • Jonathan Garrison
    Jonathan Garrison

    I bet a round post would have fared better.

  • Just1ofGod

    1 use a freaking lathe get it perfectly strait 2 use a hardwood might be able to do a burnout then.

  • Mark Nowakowski
    Mark Nowakowski

    Hahahahaha was a no brainer NO BUENO HOLMS

  • Paul Davies
    Paul Davies

    Use the same wood and put some perforated angles on the edges for strength. Paul (New Zealand) let me know what you think? 🚘🚘

  • N Venus
    N Venus

    What about a PVC drive shaft

  • Matthew Califana
    Matthew Califana

    Next time try to get the grain so is not offset (ring pattern ) Nice try the bolts workred

  • riley smart
    riley smart

    Did it slept a lot

  • Daniel Marek
    Daniel Marek

    Should have used some thick wall PVC pipe.

  • Chris Dowland
    Chris Dowland

    Next time warp it in gorilla tape lol

  • Kevin Willard
    Kevin Willard

    Try to find a piece of eucalyptus wood and

    • Kevin Willard
      Kevin Willard

      Orientate the grain counter to the rotation and have someone turn it on a lathe

  • shadowsaidhe

    if you were going to use wood you should have used hardwood and when it was still up on the hoist you could have at least used the grinder on it like a lathe to get it a bit better balanced

  • cadmonkey928

    make a big chunk of rubber drive shaft. sketchy and strechy!

  • Matthew Amador
    Matthew Amador

    Do more stuff like this please!! Utilize the Freedom Factory while you're at it!

  • George

    nice car

  • Michael Colgan
    Michael Colgan

    I would like to see a oak drive shaft totally dry like 5% moisture turned round by a guy who has a wood lathe . Then epoxy the ends together with 3/8 bolts try and get it balanced please for safety . It might work or not lol

  • Michael Colgan
    Michael Colgan

    OK two mistakes in 90 seconds first was allowing Experian boost to screw your credit giving them more info lol especially if you were late paying utilities lol ... Then you making a wooden drive shaft with wet home depot wood. I love watching you channel but you scare the shit out of me

  • Dan The Tech
    Dan The Tech

    square stock tac welded or see how well you can fill the gap between the square stock and the drive shaft ends

  • Iam Brunskill
    Iam Brunskill

    Speaking of Dail I'm watching one of his old races on tv rn



  • Melting Hero
    Melting Hero

    I want a lego drive shaft video next please

  • DrDysl3xia

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="722">12:02</a> I have a prediction... that exhaust is going to get blown off.

    • DrDysl3xia

      Looks like the exhaust survived.

  • Joe Szucs
    Joe Szucs

    At least use an lvl or make your own.

  • Greg Graham
    Greg Graham

    you should use Brazilian wood "Ipe"

  • bryan diel
    bryan diel

    Alright Garrett, dont let them tear up the 'Stanger with that soft ass wood! If you don't want it I'll take it!!

  • Tony C
    Tony C

    Most dumbest thing I have seen

  • That Pedal Shmoe
    That Pedal Shmoe

    More videos like this

  • Texasrebel1967

    use a harder wood and have a woodshop put it on a lathe then balance it

  • Benny T
    Benny T

    Gotta try this same test with bamboo...

    • FiveMinuteHippo

      @Benny T Plus the weight advantage :-D

    • Benny T
      Benny T

      @FiveMinuteHippo I'd think at least, bamboo would have more torsional strength than most hardwood even.

    • FiveMinuteHippo

      Agreed, Bamboo should be way more durable.

  • Apple Bag
    Apple Bag

    all them bald eagles tore her apart

  • scracer24c

    Who doesn’t like getting their wood “Heated Up”.... 😉