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  • Rear axle width 1/2 ton truck

    Does anyone know what width the rear axle is on a 58 pickup 1/2 ton. Not sure what model, thats all the info i have. Is it the same measurement as a 57 golden hawk rear axle?

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    I come up with about 58 3/4" from flange surface that mates backing plate to the other side.cars aren't as wide,but I don't have one to measure.if it's ratios you want to change you may do so with the truck housing.
    Joseph R. Zeiger

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    • #3
      The truck axle is wider. The width of the car housing is 52.5" vs. the truck housing is 58.25"
      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
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      • #4
        Can i just swap the gears?

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        • #5
          You do know the Truck is probably a 4.27 or 4.56 Ratio depending on the Trans. Type, an Automatic may be as high geared as only 3.73, any of these would be a bit Low Geared for a Car without Overdrive.

          If your Axle spline count is the same, the Complete Carrier should swap over however.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            lancaster pa craigslist says rear end is 390(389)

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