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Old 05-21-2012, 05:00 PM
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considering a rear end swap on my 55 dodge

New to this board though i've been a lurker here on and off.
i have a 1955 dodge wagon i'm considering swapping a different rear end into, like a 8.8 out of an explorer. so i'm looking for anyone with a 55/56 dodge that's done the swap or a similar one.
the main reason i want to do this is two reasons;
1.the drums are warped really bad, and this seems to be common problem and the drums seem difficult to find and if you can they're typically pretty thin.
2. the gear ratios suck.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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a little expensive but

Moser sells bolt in housings for pretty well any vehicle. you pick your axles, gear size, centersection and carrier type as well as any type of brakes you want to put on it including disc.
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There's a couple of guys over on Moparstyle that have done swaps with a 55 Belvedere. I would think the Dodge and the Plymouth share the same chassis? IRRC, one guy used a 9" and the other used the 8 3/4 rear.
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