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Differential install for 48-52 Champ/Commad

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  • Differential install for 48-52 Champ/Commad

    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?

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    a ford mavrick/granda rear end is a bolt in

    keith kirchhoff
    brockport ny 14420

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        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 ), 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.


        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            And around here anyway, Ford Mavericks/Comets are rarer
            than Studebakers with Dana 44's

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            • #7
              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(]

              Miscreant at large.

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              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President 2-dr
              1955 President State
              1951 Champion Biz cpe
              1963 Daytona project FS
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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