View Full Version : 65-66 flanged axle question....

04-13-2006, 03:05 AM
Dug into the "Search" bin for this, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so here goes: I know where there is a rough 65 or 66 Parts car. 6 cyl Chevy, automatic. Can the flanged axles be used in a 1958 rear end? If not just the axles alone, what about if I use the ring gear carrier, too? Or, the whole assembly, housing and all? I believe this might be a worthwhile upgrade, if the price is right and the parts will fit okay. Thanks.

04-13-2006, 08:14 AM
Most likely, that 65-66 rear end is a model 27 Dana if it's a six-banger. You'd want a model 44 for a V8 car.

Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser


04-13-2006, 05:05 PM
You would have to use the WHOLE axle, not just the shafts, I would go
over and look for the tag, it MIGHT be a model 44 since by then Stude
was using up parts anyway. Someone also might have ordered one. My
brothers '64 Daytona had a model 27, was a 259 V8 car.


04-13-2006, 07:38 PM
Tom is right....also you might get lucky and it also be TT!!:)
Dan Miller

04-13-2006, 09:31 PM
259-powered cars usually GOT a 27 rear axle. 44s were used behind 289s, R-series cars and under severe use vehicles. Taxis, station wagons, etc..

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

04-14-2006, 12:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

259-powered cars usually GOT a 27 rear axle.

Yah ... but it WAS a Daytona .. you would think that it would have
got the better parts.....


04-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the info. Just have to go up there and look to see for sure, but it's probably nothing special, then. I suppose I could take a 44 inspection cover or gasket along if that would be a quick way to tell the difference. I beleive my 58 has a tag on the outside telling me the ratio is a 3.31.

04-14-2006, 09:09 PM
just take a screwdriver or gasket scraper, the model number of the axle is cast into one of the "webs" facing the rear of the car


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62 Daytona hardtop