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Rear-end carrier swap
#1126110 Fri Sep 25 2015 02:37 AM
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Chad M Offline OP
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1953 1-ton, do I need to get the truck on jackstands to support the weight for any reason? I was thinking not.


1953 GMC 1-Ton Pickup with 350 and 700R4
Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1126112 Fri Sep 25 2015 02:47 AM
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No.


Bill Burmeister
Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1126149 Fri Sep 25 2015 08:39 AM
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But it would sure help getting the pumpkin in and out of the
housing. Don't see how you could do it with the truck down
on the ground.

I made an angle plate to use with my floor jack and
transmission adapter, but....I'm an old dude and can
use all the help I can get.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/121488062

dg

Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1128489 Thu Oct 08 2015 04:29 AM
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Finished it last weekend. For anyone else who does it in the future I did it myself with the truck on the ground, and used two jacks to install the new one. One jack to lift the new carrier into place and hold it, and the second to tweak it to line up the bolt holes. If I did it again I would install studs in the top two holes rather than bolts so you could just jack it up and push it on.


1953 GMC 1-Ton Pickup with 350 and 700R4
Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1128544 Thu Oct 08 2015 05:31 PM
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Tell ya what Chad, You must be one tough guy!

I recently did mine and built a makeshift adapter for my floor jack, not nearly as nice as the one Denny built, put studs in the top two holes, and still had a hell of a time getting it in there. would have been much easier if I would have had a helper to run the jack though. I'm an old guy too!

Thanks,
Les

Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Denny Graham #1128620 Fri Oct 09 2015 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Denny Graham
But it would sure help getting the pumpkin in and out of the
housing. Don't see how you could do it with the truck down
on the ground.

I made an angle plate to use with my floor jack and
transmission adapter, but....I'm an old dude and can
use all the help I can get.
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/121488062

dg

DG, you're not old, you are just less stupid.
Carl

Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1128625 Fri Oct 09 2015 03:19 AM
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I had no problems with it at all. Stupid is as stupid does.


1953 GMC 1-Ton Pickup with 350 and 700R4
Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1128660 Fri Oct 09 2015 01:11 PM
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I have a Canadian built 1300 and I know the ring gears are of a different dimension when trying to change to a lower ratio.
Does anyone know if the entire American carrier (pumpkin) would bolt up to my rear axle housing?


1950 Chevrolet 1300 - Canadian Built
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Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1128663 Fri Oct 09 2015 01:52 PM
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For what it's worth, I also had mine on the ground. That's what nice about the one ton's. Plenty of room under there! The end results are great, Sweet had mine up to 77MPH with the original 216. last week.


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
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Re: Rear-end carrier swap
Chad M #1129024 Sun Oct 11 2015 11:22 PM
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If you want more height for working and don't want to jack the truck up...run your back wheels up on ramps or blocks of wood. I normally jack the truck up...unless I have a hoist..


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