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RE: [oletrucks] Rear Ends

To: "List, Truck" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Rear Ends
From: "Jeff Engel" <jengel@ghnaes.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 12:09:42 -0600
That rear end may be a perfect fit to the frame, but what the book doesn't
tell you or show you is that it is not a perfect fit for the bed.  If you
are lowered enough, like my 56, the brakes hit the bed floor and the center
section does as well!  If you don't flip the rear end it might not hit.  I'm
flipped and c-sectioned and I hit the bed.  I will have to mod the bed sides
and floor.  A wider rear end would help me but the center section would
still hit because of my ride height.

Also, in that same article, they say that they won't have to tub the bed
with the tire they are using.  Wrong!  The tire they mention is too wide and
with the Lincoln rear end there will definetly be some mods to the bed.
They conveiently don't show you that truck with the bed on it.

It's a good book with some neat stuff but it has some errors or a lack of

Jeff Engel
1956 TF
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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Rear Ends

Hi George, I have no experience in this at all, but this is what I read in
"How to build tri-five chevy trucks" on page 15 :

Four-link rear suspension : For this application, Bruce already had a
Versailles rear that measures out to 58 inches in width. For the '55-'57
Chevy trucks, the rear end width should be anywhere between 57-60 inches,
similar to an early '67-'69 Camaro. The Versailles rear came with factory
disc brakes and was perfect to fit in the '57 frame etc. (then everything is
detailed with pictures)

I know this is not exactly what you were asking for, but I hope it gives you
an extra information on the subject.

Good luck! JP
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