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Projects Hot rod rear end indentification

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jakeborg66, May 17, 2018.

  1. jakeborg66
    Joined: Jul 26, 2016
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    jakeborg66

    Hey guys just bought this model a and I need some help indemnifing this rear end. I was told it was a 56 olds rear but it looks a little different to me. Any help would really be appreciated, thank you
     

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  2. WTF really
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    Can't help but it sure is a sweet looking ride congrats.
     
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  3. saltflats
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    It would help to get a picture of the front of it.
     
  4. jakeborg66
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    jakeborg66

    Yeah sorry, I’ll get one as soon as I can
     
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  5. squirrel
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    The 49-56 Ford cars had a round center like that, and were quite a bit smaller than an Olds...and it was a reasonable rearend swap back in the 50s and early 60s.
     
  6. choffman41
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    What's the wheel bolt pattern?
     
  7. My 32 coupe was an old 50s hot rod when I got it in the 70s and it had what I determined to be a 55-56 Ford rear in it. Since I had one go out behind a stock y-block, I changed it to a Ford 8 inch.
     
  8. Paul
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    Looks like Olds to me,
    But need to see the front to get a better idea on the year.
     
  9. BJR
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    Need a picture of the front where the U joint is, the bolt pattern of the wheels, and a picture of the axle with the hubcap off. Then can make a positive ID.
     
  10. Paul
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    a shot of a backing plate and flange at wheel bearing wouldn't hurt either
     
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  11. F&J
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    looks Olds to me as well...there are some casted numbers on the chuck...I might be able to find the book here somewhere, to tell the year.

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  12. saltflats
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    I'll try it here. :D
    72EDBE73-56F3-40A2-BBF9-5BC8503734A2 (2).jpeg
    Does this help? :cool:
     
  13. big duece
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    Speaking of rear ends, its not fair that "WTF really" has to keep showing his avatar:D. Looks too small for the big Olds rear from '57 era.
     
  14. saltflats
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  15. akoutlaw
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    I'm still tryn to figger out how to make it my screen saver! :)
     
  16. 56sedandelivery
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    My guess is Olds/Pont also (even though I messed up on the last "guess my rear end"); what kind of flange? Does it take U-joints retained by a U-bolt, or by trunnions bolted to the flange? That will tell 56 and earlier, or 57 and later.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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