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Subject: [oletrucks] help for 56
From: "william moldenhauer" <wmh678@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:32:48 -0500
I have received this in the mail and think that some one else might have
more experience in the task force department.
please reply to mike and Ross

Bill 53 3600 hot rod
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Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat
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My son and I have been re-building his '56 Chevy pick-up for almost three
years.  During the re-build process we replaced the engine and transmission
with a Chevy 305ci and turbo  transmission.  We now realize that the gear
ratio of the rear-end is much to low to allow normal road speeds.  I have
found gears and gear kit that will fit into the existing rear-end but they
are much too expensive for our budget.

We are thinking that maybe we should change-out the rear-end completely with
another rear end.  Do you know what would swap-out fairly easily with our
truck, what would align fairly well with the existing leaf spring saddles
provide a pretty good gear ratio?

Is there anything out there that would swap that has a six bolt wheel lug
pattern or do we have to change out to a five bolt/lug wheel pattern?

If must go with the five bolt wheel pattern how difficult is it to change
the front spindles and where might we find a five bolt front spindle that
would fit.

I know we have asked a lot.  We really appreciate any help you can provide.

Thanks a lot!

Mike & Jason

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