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'41 ford 1/2 ton rear-end

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by north coast greaser, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. i am looking at picking up a '41-ish 1/2ton ford rearend for the RPU, and want to do an open drive conversion. i checked out hotrodworks and they seem to have 2 different kits. one for a 6 spline and 1 for a 10 spline rearend. which kit would work for the '41 truck rear?

    i'm not sure if the truck is a V8 truck or a 6-cylinder truck, (theres no motor in it) also, would a stock 1/2ton rear be strong enough with a 2.3L banger with auto tranny in front of it?

    thanks
    ncg
     
  2. HotRodWorks
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    If it is a 1/2 ton with a torque tube, it should be a 6 spline.
     
  3. hey, thanks.
    didnt realize y'all were on here.

    will the stock 1/2ton rear-end hold up to the 2.3L bangers power as is (stock)?

    thanks
    ncg
     
  4. HotRodWorks
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    I'm sure it would. I've seen them survive with a lot more torque applied to them than a 2.3L will put out.
     

  5. rodrelic
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    Yes, hold up OK. As a rule the pickups were 4.11 and the cars 3.78, optional was 4.56 in pickup.
     
  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    Hey man, those early Ford rearends were holding up behind 392 Hemis, Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, Nailheads, Pontiacs, Chevys, and on and on.
    A 2.3 Ford 4 cylinder? I think so.
     
  7. A Harley servicar rear would hold up to that motor stock.

    Don't sweat it put it together and if it breaks build it stronger.:D
     

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