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Old 12-31-2010, 09:34 PM
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52 chevy truck , change the rear end in it?

I have a 52 chevy truck and I'd like to change rear end gears for interstate driving with out changing the complete rear end. Is this possible? My truck has a 54 235 engine.

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:09 AM
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I don't think there are any good gears for that rear end. I think you are going to have to install a newer rear end to get the gear ratio that you want. First gen Camaro and '68 and later Nova rear ends are popular swaps, and plenty strong for your engine.
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4.11 and 3.55 were available in those, but thats still pretty tall. is it still got the torque tube?
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Look up Patricks antique auto parts in Casa Grande AZ

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Patrick had some 3.55 gears for the torque tube differential some years back. Check with them to see if they still do
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can you put taller tires on the back?
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