View Full Version : Differential install for 48-52 Champ/Commad

07-20-2006, 10:01 PM
Any body out there ever replaced complete differential on a 48-52 champion/commander body style vehicle ? I have done some measuring and looking at various modern day vehicles and the closest I have came so far is a Ford Ranger pickup. Thought maybe some of you fellows have got in to this before and can give me anything to go on?

07-29-2006, 08:11 AM
a ford mavrick/granda rear end is a bolt in

keith kirchhoff
brockport ny 14420

07-29-2006, 11:08 PM
The thing is, I can't recall the last time I saw a Maverick or Granada at the local wreckin'yard. They are about as scarce as Studebakers these days, maybe moreso.

Dick Steinkamp
07-29-2006, 11:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by keeffer

a ford mavrick/granda rear end is a bolt in

By "bolt in", are the spring pads in the correct location also?

I could be wrong (it's happened at least once before :D), but I would think a 48-49 might be different from a 50 and different yet from a 51-52 in terms of width and spring pad location.


07-29-2006, 11:54 PM
What's wrong with a Studebaker type 44, it bolts in too and is at least as strong as the Ford.

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07-30-2006, 01:43 PM
And around here anyway, Ford Mavericks/Comets are rarer
than Studebakers with Dana 44's

07-30-2006, 02:10 PM
STILL see the OCCASSIONAL Maverick or Comet in the yards out here, but they're rare! Granadas - the same way. Even out here where they don't rust away, most have been discarded a long time ago.
I had to chuckle the other day when I chanced upon an article about a custom Maverick. Man, talk about a totally forgettable machine![xx(]

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