Workshop Services

Automotive Workshop Services

When we first opened our doors as a two-man workshop in 1982, Driveline stood for reliable and economical tailshaft design, modification and mechanical repairs. Our philosophy hasn’t changed since those humble beginnings, and that has allowed us to grow into Australia’s complete underbody and power transmission specialists.

Our automotive workshop services are a major part of Driveline’s success over the past 40 years. With experience in all types of vehicle and equipment powertrains, we are able to save our clients time and money by offering a one-stop-shop for repair, rebuild and custom manufacturing services and metal reclamation.

Driveline is ready to tackle any project in the public and private sectors. Our automotive workshop services are available to all types of vehicles and equipment, including business fleets, private vehicles, heavy-duty 4WDs and high performance racers. With an in-house team capable of developing commercial off-highway, light fleet and heavy mining equipment, as well as replacement parts and custom assemblies, Driveline is ready to deliver a solution for every environment.


Custom Part Manufacturing

Whatever the challenge, Driveline’s custom manufacturing and CNC machining services are up to the task. With access to cutting edge equipment and decades of fabrication experience, our manufacturing team can craft custom components for any application.

The Driveline team has access to state-of-the-art computerised automotive workshop equipment. That allows us to design, engineer and fabricate custom equipment solutions and components to meet your exact specifications. 

We always go the distance to deliver outstanding products, and with equipment like our latest Leadwell 3-axis CNC milling machine, we have the brains and the brawn to make it happen.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your custom components and find out how Driveline can support your project.

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Metal Reclamation

Driveline performs a comprehensive range of repairs to worn, damaged and corroded drivetrain components. To maximise the lifespan of repairs and protect components from failure, we use the Mechanical Bond method of Metal Reclamation to replace metal on worn surfaces.

Unlike metal reclamation through fusion, this process lays down material that “grips” the parent item, rather than melting into the surface. This low-temperature solution is ideal for performing repairs on treated facings that are sensitive to tempering or thermal deformation.

During our mechanical bond repairs, damaged surfaces are machined between 0.5mm and 1mm deep. This allows for the added thickness of the new spray material without cutting through the original hard facing. Areas not being repaired are masked with ordinary masking tape or special paste. Maximum temperature is approximately 105 deg C and the sprayed item can be removed from the chuck by hand in most instances.

The sprayed area is then machined to its original specifications before undergoing a rigorous quality assurance inspection as part of our metal reclamation process.


Industrial Balancing

Slight imperfections can severely affect the efficient rotation and stability of industrial equipment. Driveline offers advanced industrial balancing and dynamic tailshaft balancing services at our automotive workshops.

Using a range of computer-controlled balancers, we optimise your equipment’s performance and ensure the accuracy of critical components.

Driveline’s industrial and vehicle balancing service, spinning at up to 1,250 rpm, is perfect for oversized industrial equipment such as shafts, tailshafts, propellers, spindles, gyroscopes, beaters, brake drums, wheel hubs, armatures, impellers, centrifuges, rollers, turbine shafts, and more.

With a capacity of three tonnes and a maximum swing diameter of 2.1 metres, Driveline can identify imperfections in the largest components and offer precise repairs to restore your equipment to its original specifications.

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Transmission Dyno Testing

Your transmissions work hard daily. Maintaining optimal performance means ensuring each component is up to the challenge. As part of our automotive workshop services, Driveline offers heavy-duty transmission dyno testing and fault diagnosis, specialising in Dana/Clark applications.

Our equipment can handle all sizes of off-highway vehicle transmissions, power shifts, and manual shifts, including drop box and remote-mounted configurations.

Our transmission dyno performs full throttle, load-induced downshifts, pushing transmissions into first gear and holding them there. With precise load control, Driveline can test and diagnose transmission faults with unmatched precision, keeping your equipment ready for action.


Chassis Modifications

Major upgrades and high performance vehicles often require complex chassis modifications. As the backbone of the vehicle, the chassis is a precise assembly that has been engineered to carry loads, support crash structures and perform in specific environments. Modifying a chassis is a serious undertaking, but Driveline is proud to say we can carry out chassis modifications to support your needs.

Our vehicle workshops are equipped to perform a full range of chassis modifications. From lengthening chassis legs to moving driveline mounting points, altering the suspension and more, Driveline can engineer a high-performance solution without compromising on safety.


Powertrain Fault Diagnosis
& Repair

Powertrains contain numerous complex components prone to wear and damage during normal use. Driveline helps clients maximise uptime with extensive powertrain fault diagnosis and repair services.

With decades of industry experience, our team can diagnose and repair any fault you encounter. We’ve seen it all over the past 40 years.

Once we identify the issue, our automotive workshops access a vast inventory of components from brands like Spicer, Kessler, Neapco, Meritor, HSK, and Carraro. This allows us to offer rebuild and repair services, ensuring your equipment is always operational.


Powertrain Design

With decades of experience in repairing, maintaining, installing, and designing powertrain components, we offer a complete powertrain design service through our workshops across Australia.

Designing a custom powertrain is often the best solution for high-performance vehicles, prototypes, and custom builds. Driveline is uniquely equipped for these services.

With access to the world’s leading powertrain manufacturers and over 20,000 unique parts in our inventory, we can engineer solutions for every application. If off-the-shelf parts don’t suffice, we also custom manufacture components and assemblies to meet your needs.


Diff Straightening

Damaged diff housings are a commonly overlooked problem in modified and performance vehicles. While many drivers keep an eye out for obvious damage, it’s the near-invisible micro-damage that’s easily missed. Damage caused by things like excessive weight, heat or stress can cause diff misalignment and excessive wear, and that’s where Driveline comes in.

Driveline employs specialised state-of-the-art diff straightening machinery to accurately measure and straighten damaged diff housings. In many cases we can return housings and components to their optimal shape without the use of heat. If you suspect your diff housing may need straightening, contact us to arrange an inspection.


CNC Machining Services

CNC machining has revolutionised Driveline’s manufacturing capabilities, allowing us to repair and produce components for most vehicle underbody to meet exacting standards. 

Combined with services like metal reclamation, dynamic tailshaft balancing, shaft straightening and custom component manufacturing, our CNC machining services can produce parts for every application.

Whether you need repairs for worn components or a custom powertrain for a performance vehicle, CNC machining makes our automotive workshop CNC machining services possible. 

The CNC equipment at our vehicle workshops includes lathes, plasma cutters, balancers and our new Leadwell 3-axis milling machine. Together, these allow our fabrication team to repair or manufacture components and ensure your equipment is ready for anything.

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Measurement Charts

Driveline helps you to help us with these simple downloadable forms on how to measure components for replacement, repair or custom manufacturing. Select from one of the measurement forms below to get started.


Technical Info

Every vehicle is unique, and that means each custom project presents its own set of challenges. Driveline is fully equipped to manufacture custom assemblies and components, and we also provide support for custom build projects as part of our workshop services. We tailor our advice and engineering solutions to ensure custom components meet your expectations and provide the performance you need. To do that, we need to know:

  • What is the vehicle going to be used for?
  • How much power does the vehicle make and do you intend to modify the engine?
  • Are you fitting a different engine, transmission or differential?
  • What tyre and wheel combination are you going to use?


Each of these questions allows us to design unique solutions that suit your needs and application. Small details can have a major impact on how we design things like chassis modifications, driveline angles and suspension systems, so make sure to include as much information as you can with your request.

When purchasing vehicle underbody spare parts from any of our workshops, full payment is required for off-the-shelf parts. Custom builds require a deposit before supply and an additional payment prior to building or mechanical repairs.

Please ensure measurements are accurate and dimensions are checked prior to requesting any axle modifications. Failing to do so may void your warranty and require additional mechanical repairs.

All axles supplied by Driveline are made from either hardened 1541H steel or 4140 chromoly. Axle warranty may be void if the axle is used incorrectly in a performance application. Please consult Driveline for technical information.

All modified vehicles are unique. Individual technical advice should be considered to ensure that your satisfaction and performance expectations are met by your additional modification.

To ensure your satisfaction, a completed dimension sheet will need to be forwarded to Driveline, by fax, email or post, prior to the commencement of all custom builds in our automotive workshop.

Pricing is available upon request and is subject to change without notice. Invoices that have been paid in full are not subject to change.

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