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Old 11-25-2010, 01:30 AM
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Can anyone identify this rearend?

I'm having trouble finding out what the rearend in my 1950 ford coupe is. I have learned that the 1950 ford wagons(only) had a dana 60 but can't find anything on the coupe,sedan,convt. My problem is I have a chevy engine and trans but no driveshaft to connect to the factory rear. I do know the pinion looks sort of flat like a u joint will not go there and from researching parts, they only sell a "front" u joint and no "rear" u joint. Lots of guys are telling me to just swap it out to a modern ford or gm but i'm using what i got for now. I have found out that there were only 3 gear ratios available in that year(3.75,3.90, 4.10 I think) that were pretty tall which I don't mind at all, if that helps any. I will eventually get in touch with a driveshaft shop and maybe send them pics when I can but would like to know if any of you guys know or could help. The car came like this so I have nothing to reference from an original shaft. Thanx.

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Can you remove the yoke from the rearend and take it to your local auto parts house to see if they can be of assistance? FWIW, I do recall that as a teenager (loooong time ago), I had a 51 Ford, 2 door Custom, that had a 255 ci flathead with a posi rear end, and found out from the original owner that it came that way from the factory.
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If memory serves me , it sounds like a plain old 1949 - 56 all except station wagon with over drive .
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Pictures wold be a big help.
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Here are some pics and yeah I think this rear end has no number or name just "the 1949-56 car rear except wagon".
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how about a pic of the housing itself?
is it a drop-out 3rd member (like a 9") or does it have a removable plate like an 8.8 or 12 bolt chevy?
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No drop out member just a cover.
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how about a pic of the cover, then?
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May be the Dana 44. I've got one of those from a '55 T Bird in my shop right now. If it is the Dana then just swap the yoke and use a standard drive shaft.
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