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dees1949
    
Need to find a 55-56 chevy truck rear end.
Thanks Retiredpartsman for the info. It raised some new question. If I find a 55-56 chevy truck rear end ,will it have 6 lug bolt pattern so I can keep the original 16", 6 lug wheels.And what would be the best gear ratio to use with a sagina or munse trans.
posted: October 23, 2012
 
    
 
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retiredpartsman
    
the trans that I recommended before have a 1 to1 final drive ratio. If you are looking to reduce engine rpm it will not do it. the rear axle ratios gm used in your truck were 4.10:1 or 4.55:1 .The late 55 used a 3.90 ,58-59 had options of 3.70 and 3.38 ratios.Chevy used 6 lug wheels on 1/2 tons up to 1970,check width of axles to make sure they stay inside fenders,SUMMIT has pads to mate axle to springs if axle has coil springs.
posted:  October 24, 2012
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