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Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336121 Mon Dec 02 2019 07:53 PM
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Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336182 Tue Dec 03 2019 03:48 AM
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Great information, you guys are doing a fine job of guiding me along and I certainly appreciate that!
The drain hole in the differential cover has stripped threads. The plug was mostly held in with plumbers tape! I had no idea and I'm a little ashamed that I have not removed it before now just to check the oil. Rather than attempt to repair those threads I ordered a used one from EBay. It looks polished but I have no idea if it is just painted.
While waiting for my wheel cylinder repair kits to arrive Friday I began sandblasting the old rusty leaf springs and axle housing. Cleaned them then painted with a rustoleum rust dissolver, followed with a shiny black. That looks so good I'm going to need to do the same on the frame that is visible at the rear wheel wells! I actually discovered some zerk points on the rear springs I've never used. They probably will not take grease!
I removed the old part silver paint part chrome bumpers and placed the new chrome ones on the area they will attach. Ready to start again tomorrow. Those new bumpers really set her off! Then it will need a fresh wax job!


1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336183 Tue Dec 03 2019 03:56 AM
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1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336185 Tue Dec 03 2019 04:13 AM
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1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336186 Tue Dec 03 2019 04:29 AM
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1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336196 Tue Dec 03 2019 05:12 AM
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1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336444 Wed Dec 04 2019 08:51 PM
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In hindsight I should have asked about the axle’s themselves. Close to the hub is chrome looking & smooth, for several inches. The rest of it is brown and not smooth.
Is this OK. Sorry I didn’t take a photo of it.


1953 Chevy 153A, 3/4 ton, 4 stick in the floor. Not original engine, has a strait 6 chevy engine with a Ford Carburetor.
Re: Replacing differential seal [Re: glennj3] #1336453 Wed Dec 04 2019 09:34 PM
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A chrome looking & smooth axle won't hurt anything.

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