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Re: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement

To: J Forbes <jforbes@primenet.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Rear end replacement
From: J and M Street <jmstreet@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 15:33:17 -0700
Classic Performance Products sells 2" wide spring perches for $39.95 a
pair.  http://classicperform.com/  I had mine TIG welded. Great advise on
checking the axles! Thanks, Jim. Every 60's-70's rearend I looked at, (6 in
all) had bad axles. I ended up having a 12 bolt posi custom made to allow
12" tires to fit under 3" wider fenders without tubbing the bed. I would of
had to buy new axles anyway.   -Jeff

Jeff Street
Seattle, WA
'55-2 short/step "Street's rod-project"

J Forbes wrote:

> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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