The MTFCA Manual recommends assembling the driveshaft, rear axle and radius rods as one unit and then installing it in the car. Is that the best way to go?
Yes. In all honesty, I can't possibly imagine installing all of those parts separately under the car. Additionally, the drive shaft pinion and the ring gear mesh need to be correctly adjusted. I wouldn't want to try that under the car. My two cents worth, perhaps over valued. Good luck with your project. Bill
I've just finished doing it both ways. It was much easier assembling the whole unit before installing it. Packing the U-joint with grease really helped inserting the drive shaft to trans. Search the forum, I found really good info and pictures of this job. PK
I believe some use some type of stand to assemble the rear end. Could someone post photos or either an old stand for this purpose or even one that is homemade.
Here's a home-made one in use (best view starting at 4:45):