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Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:25:29 EDT
My son and I have been re-building his '56 Chevy pick-up for
years. During the re-build process we replaced the engine and
with a Chevy 305ci and turbo transmission. We now realize that
ratio of the rear-end is much to low to allow normal road speeds.
found gears and gear kit that will fit into the existing rear-end
are much too expensive for our budget.
We are thinking that maybe we should change-out the rear-end
another rear end. Do you know what would swap-out fairly easily
truck, what would align fairly well with the existing leaf spring
provide a pretty good gear ratio?
Is there anthing out there that would swap that has a six bolt
pattern or do we have to change out to a five bolt/lug wheel
If must go with the five bolt wheel pattern how difficult is it to
the front spindles and where might we find a five bolt front
I know we have asked a lot. We really appreciate any help you can
Thanks a lot!
Mike & Jason
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