quote author=J_Speegle link=topic=11581.msg69647#msg69647 date=1437023930]
Dark green is more of a Hunter Green
Image borrowed from the other thread ONLY to demonstrate the colors I have found on my example clearer than any of the images I have, particularly the green. This particular driveshaft is said to be from a 68 Mustang. According to the '72 MPC anyways, a 67 with 289 & auto, 3 spd or 4 speed, all share the same service part numbers with a 68 of the same combination. I did see some exceptions with GT 4 speed cars and for Hi-Po cars.
I am stating this to potentially help others in locating or confirming the correct driveshaft for their build dates. As seen here, obviously there can be ID striping variations so a restorer might double check the finer details before just COPYING any of the markings I am sharing in this thread.
Here is a sample of some of the pictures I took of my unrestored driveshaft below. Include the one earlier in the thread with the "X" marking and that sums it up what I started with anyways.
Rust 911 was used to dissolve the rust and it worked very well. I initially washed all the grease & oil, scrubbing and looking for any coloring on the end yokes of the driveshaft and found none. A light wire wheel grinding to only "dust" the rust layer down a little (trying not to ruin my rust remover too quickly) and then did several dips submerged in a 4 inch PVC capped pipe. Periodically, I pulled, wiped & looked to see if any other marines showed up. Just the 3 stripes and the one "X" is all I found. The slip yoke was red epoxy sealer colored with "machined" areas as bare steel.