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57" is about perfect for the '29 but there is a lot more about a rear end than width. I am not familiar w/ the early 50s Ford rear but have never heard of it discussed as a desirable rod unit. Typically truck rears, especially early 50s, are quite low ratios, 4:11 and lower. That isn't desirable for the street. Is this a banjo style or Hotchkiss with removable carrier. If the former and that is the look you are going for, you had better plan on an OD tranny. If it is the latter, pass on it and look for a later model Maverick or '57 - '59 Ford 8" or 9".
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