DRIVE AND PROPELLER SHAFTS 47-2 DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Description General The front drive shafts are handed components with the RH drive shaft being longer than the LH drive shaft. Both shafts are of similar construction with constant velocity (CV) joints at each end to allow for steering and suspension movement. The rear drive shafts are identical with a CV joint at each end to allow for suspension movement. Propeller shafts are used to transmit drive from the transfer box to the front and rear differentials. The front propeller shaft is a one piece unit, connected to the transfer box by a flexible rubber coupling and mating with the front differential unit via a splined shaft. The rear propeller shaft is a two piece unit, supported on a central bearing due to its increased length. The propeller shaft is connected to the transfer box and the rear differential with CV joints. A universal joint allows for the angular deviations of the propeller shaft due to acceleration and braking.