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Subject: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement
From: J Forbes <jforbes@primenet.com>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 13:25:28 -0700
I've put many rearends in TF trucks over the years...

The Moroso spring perches are a half inch too wide, so it's better to
use the originals, you can grind the welds to get them off.

I've used arc and MIG welding, make sure you get everything where it
belongs first time, so you won't have to do it over!  Measure side to
side, and get the pinion-to-perch angle exactly the same as it was on
the original rearend (pinion nose 12 degrees up from perches, if memory
serves, but measure it yourself!)

Two different rearends that'll let you keep the 6 lug wheels:  You can
use a 64-69 Chevy truck rearend to keep the width original, or a 70-87
Chevy 4x4 rearend if you don't mind it being an inch or two wider (if
tire clearance is a problem, you may want to measure first).  These
rearends are not cheap either, unfortunately...and often the axles are
bad, so check them out before buying.  The bearing area of the axle
shaft wears out, you have to pull the axles to look at them (see other
thread about how axles don't come out)

Jim F
59s in AZ
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