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Rear end assembly swap - what else fits ?
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:16:18 AM »

I'm looking for complete rear end assembly that will fit under my 58 Plymouth Fury.
I can modify spring perches, etc... but need to know:
 
1.) The total-overall width from hub to hub
2.) Are there newer rear end assemblys (hub-to-hub) that will fit ?
 
Thanks for any info.
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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 08:29:16 AM »

"The Chrysler 8-3/4" rear axle assembly was introduced in 1957.  It is a
banjo-type (Hotchkiss) axle, ie. the differential is contained in a
removable carrier assembly.  The axle has..."

Read all about it on:

Chrysler 8-3/4" Rear Axle Guide

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 09:49:33 AM »

I think the old fart missed this.  The own did his homework
POLARACO2009-04-27 14:50:38
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 01:39:06 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
I think the old fart missed this.  The own did his homework
I'm not familiar with that website.  Are there any knowledgeable people on it? ...........................

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 01:41:33 PM »

Never been there
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 11:07:47 AM »

There’s good info there, but based on my experience, and rearends I have measured, use some caution on the housing widths that are listed.  Some of those dimensions, and some of the ones in the MP Chassis book are WRONG.
 
 
 
C-body rearends are not the same width from 64-72, the Fusey housings I’ve measured are wider.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 04:09:07 PM »

The website above lists some pretty good information, but not related to the rear end assembly for a 58 Plymouth.  I'm looking for a completely new housing (from wheel to wheel).

The measurements for my 58 are as follows:
Axle flange to Axle Flange (on the housing): 55.5"
Center of Spring Perches: 45.5"
 
Looks like a B-Body would be close ???
Any other suggestions ?
Does any other 8 3/4 have the same overall width ? (I can move perches)
 
Thanks
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2009, 07:57:55 PM »

I finally got the tranny leak fixed on the 1958 Belvedere.  The culprit was a leaky shifter cable insertion.  New O ring and cable from Imperial Svs in Frankenmuth MI did the trick.   And they only charged me $60 for labor.  O boy I'm happy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 04:08:32 AM »

Quote from: Logic2
The website above lists some pretty good information, but not related to the rear end assembly for a 58 Plymouth.  I'm looking for a completely new housing (from wheel to wheel).

The measurements for my 58 are as follows:
Axle flange to Axle Flange (on the housing): 55.5"
Center of Spring Perches: 45.5"
 
Looks like a B-Body would be close ???
Any other suggestions ?
Does any other 8 3/4 have the same overall width ? (I can move perches)
 
Thanks
 
55" sounds like an E Body.  When I converted my 62 I used a rear from a cuda.  The spring purches were 1/8th off.
 
I used to have the width info somewhere, but can't find it now.  But as suggested, you may want to consider getting axles and rebuilding the one in the 58.  Probably be less expensive too.  Finding a rear to fit that is going to be tough.  These days, anything available is scooped right up.
 
Not sure on the width of the B Body rear.  Seems to me it was narrower then the E Body rear.  There's plenty of those around.  You have to watch how close so you don't rub the springs with tires.
 
I know it sounds easy
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 07:39:09 AM »

Quote from: hurst1
I finally got the tranny leak fixed on the 1958 Belvedere.  The culprit was a leaky shifter cable insertion.  New O ring and cable from Imperial Svs in Frankenmuth MI did the trick.   And they only charged me $60 for labor.  O boy I'm happy.
 
That's good news Steve!  It was good to see "Christine" at Sonic last Friday!
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 11:09:08 AM »

Some guy accosted me as I was leaving, ranting about how he was making  a movie with Bill Murray and wanted to use my car in the movie.  He kept referring me to the Book of Acts also.  I can't recall the passage.   Snotty, why didn't you stop and BS for a few minutes?  I turned around and you were gone!  Los Tacos had a Happy Hour special with 2 beers for $2.  I told them, "I'll be back".
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 03:12:16 PM »


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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 08:26:23 AM »

Sorry Steve.  I moved to let that Camaro go by, but you had turned and walked the other way.  I guessed you thought I had left.  :-(  We were taking Frances out to Red Robin for her Birthday.  We'll see about being there this Friday.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 07:54:28 PM »

Sorry, I meant to start a new thread, but accidentally put BS in this thread
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