If its a 1962, it is most likely not a NP205 but a NP201/202 or Dana 24. The D24 isnt as good as the NP205/ runs hot on the highway.
Having a short drive shaft made would be cheaper than having it machined. Also, Ebay has NP205's in all flavors. Im not sure what it would cost to have it Imported/shipped.
Last edited by rocklaurence : 05-27-2020 at 06:57 AM.