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Re: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement

To: "BRUCE ROEDEL" <broedel@usa.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement
From: "Greg Huber" <jhuber@alltel.net>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 12:21:00 -0700
I installed a 72 chev 1/2 ton automatic rear in my 56- 1/2 ton
every thing lined up by installing mew (MOROSSO) pads wich i stick welded in
place. works fine, no problems.
Greg In Fla
56 step side short
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From: BRUCE ROEDEL <broedel@usa.net>
To: OleTrucks Mailing List <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2000 8:05 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement

>Several months ago i locked up the rear end on my 58 Fleetside. Local scrap
>yards want too much for a replacement ($350), rebuilding it isn't cheap
>($200 just for seals and bearings) and I would really like to put bigger
>brakes on it.
>I remember reading a thread a few years ago about welding new spring
>on to a later model car or truck rear end after aligning them to the proper
>angle. My neighbor is concerned about distorting the axle housing or the
>perches from the welding. I would be concerned about causing the gear oil
>explode using my oxy-acetylene rig. Maybe i should MIG-weld it? Has anyone
>any experience modding a rear end in this manner?
>Thanks in advance
>Bruce Roedel
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