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Brakes/Rear End
#58483 Wed Mar 29 2006 06:18 PM
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Does anyone know what years Chevrolet used the same 1/2 ton rear end in the late '50's? Many years ago, (1970's) I snagged a rearend for my '50 out of a 1960 panel at a wrecking yard. It is a 10 bolt 3.90 with the differential unit that unbolts from the front of the axle housing. I know that I have swapped out pumpkins in the past from '55-'59 rearends. I always see parts for axles in this time period listed as '55-'59, and recently looked at brake lines that were designated '55-'57. Was this axle used beyond '59? If so, until when? And would brake parts, (cylinders, lines, shoes) be the same for all of the years used? Thanks in advance,
Steve O

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Purchased 1977

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Re: Brakes/Rear End
#58484 Wed Mar 29 2006 09:54 PM
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The 1/2 ton center section is the same from 1955-62.
The axle housing mounts changed in 1960 when Chev switched from leaf to coil springs.

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