I completely understand where your coming from. But i have taken alot of precaution on how it will behave if it does break. The welded end will be towards the rear close to the axle, so if it breaks, its the welded end that will fall towards the floor with the yoke still and axle still in place, only the broken welded side dragging on the floor spinning.
Yes this does sound bad so i dont blame anyone for thinking wrong of me. But im not planning on running the car roughly, this is only going to be to test if its durable. i have two months of holiday vacation where i can just mess around with stuff like this.
Would be awesome if it all goes well, but if it doesnt it was still a good attempt.
I know that you don't mind that the car might be in danger because it's...well... your car... but you do realize that the long end of the driveshaft spinning is going to be like a wrecking ball beneath your feet. Remember the driveshaft is just beneath your center console...
As described in an instance where it actually happened...
"The vehicle lost its driveshaft, which turned itself into a spinning hunk of metal that tore into the floorpan, bashed through its interior bits and generally caused mechanical mayhem."
Now, like I said, I don't mind if you're willing to take this chance, but dude, we can both agree that NO one is going to be able to maintain control of the car when that happens. I just hope no one else is on the road if/when this happens. (specifically not my family nor SON1Cs).
Oh and you pretty much should have known this was a bad idea when people who you were willing to pay wouldn't do it.