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#496081 Thu Jan 22 2009 01:47 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 8
ctzr1 Offline OP
New Guy
I bought this truck a while back... March'08
I got the shop ready and now i am getting into it.
I started at the rear end. I got the box off and tore into the rear axle, bearings, brakes and differential. I'll go with patricks 3.55 and bearings to start. rebuild the huck brakes. have been doing some research on the saginaw swap. will it bolt up to the 228 bell housing? Its a torque tube 4 speed, all original out of wyoming, no holes, paint is rusted off it but in really decent shape, it even runs and don't burn a drop.I think this will not be a problem. I am not without skills. I am a newbie here, but not to the wrench.
I used to own a '49 chevy 3/4 ton 4 speed almost 30 yrs. ago when I was in the navy in Sandiego, but it got stolen. A very hot item when in decent shape and even easier to steal from a sailor out to sea 5 days a week.
Anyway, I love the site, very informative. Lots of experience and knowledge in these pages.
I will post pictures soon.

Last edited by J Lucas; Sun Feb 15 2009 03:43 AM.

1949 GMC FC102 4 speed
1970 Corvette t-top 350 350hp 4 speed
1997 Chevy Suburban 1500 4x4
1999 Saturn SC1
ctzr1 #496088 Thu Jan 22 2009 01:58 AM
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Welcome to the site. I also went with Patrick's 3.55 rear end. I've also kept the torque tube and 4 speed. Looks like you're on the right track.

Leo #496115 Thu Jan 22 2009 02:52 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt,ctzr1 wave Nice to see another Navy guy join us. I went to boot camp in San Diego in '68. Go NAVY!

Terry K.

1951 5 window 1/2 ton

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

27Capitol #496189 Thu Jan 22 2009 04:26 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,903
wave Welcome. Come on in and sit a spell. Lots to talk about when your talking old trucks!

Last edited by Achipmunk; Thu Jan 22 2009 04:26 AM.

1937 Chevy Pickup []

1952 Chevy Panel []
1952 Chevy Panel []

1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile

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