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rear end
#1223800 Tue Jul 04 2017 08:54 AM
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52Steve Offline OP
New Guy
I have a 1997 gmc sierra (4x4) that is no longer drivable. I also have a 1952 chevy truck that I want to do a resto-mod on. My question is: Can I use the differential, axle, shocks, etc from the 1997 gmc and put them on the 1952 chevy? The 1997 measures 60" across from where the axle bolts on to the backing plate.

Re: rear end
52Steve #1223812 Tue Jul 04 2017 01:00 PM
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'Bolter
You need to measure from where the rims touch the rear rotors or brake drums. That maybe what you meant, if not, you measured from the wrong location. I suspect it's way to wide. Also, shocks, springs and sway bar will be for a much heavier truck, ride may suffer.
Joe

Re: rear end
52Steve #1223831 Tue Jul 04 2017 02:48 PM
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'Bolter
Are both same weight(1/2 ton or 3/4 ton) or different? Do the wheel bolt patterns match? How do the widths compare?

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: rear end
52Steve #1223888 Tue Jul 04 2017 10:34 PM
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You'll find that measuring from the wheel mount surfaces that the '97 axle will be too wide.


Bill Burmeister
Re: rear end
52Steve #1223938 Wed Jul 05 2017 05:34 AM
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52Steve Offline OP
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Thanks for all the responses. I guess in some way I knew it would be too wide, but I was holding out hope since it wouldn't have cost me any $$$.


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