Sounds like a Chrysler rearend. They used bolts
instead of nuts to hold the wheels on. They had a
drop out center section, and a round (not oblong or
oval, but ROUND) rear cover that's welded to the
housing. Usually if they used bolts to hold the
wheels on, then they also had a separate axle shaft
and wheel flange...so you would see a big nut on the
end of each axle.
Then again, it may be from some type of British
59s in AZ
> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 08:46:27 -0000
> From: Stu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [oletrucks] What's my rear-end ?
> .... also about my rear axle.
> Thanks to Ron I'm back to being 'confused of England' and need to find out
> what the rear end in my truck is. I'll get a picture before long but I
> thought someone might have an idea anyway.
> It's not a closed axle but it has the bolts at the front and a spherical
> back on it. It has drum brakes and it's the type which takes male studs (The
> hubs are smooth with no studs) It's been drilled out to 5 stud but I can't
> see what it was before the work.
> I know it's a bit vague but I'll get more info tonight.
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