Originally Posted by Deuce
I would change the rear to a Chevrolet passenger car with a 3.08 -3.42 gear ratio. It would have the common 5 on 4.75 wheel pattern.
THEN find a set of 53 -54 Chevrolet passenger car front hubs and brake drums. They bolt right on your truck. This will give you the same 5 on 4.75 wheel pattern ALL THE WAY around.
I did this on my 55 Cameo years ago.
You seem like you know your stuff. I have a delema, and I was hopping you could help. I have a 1940 Ford pick up. It has a 5 lug 1957 chevy rear end, and Im assuming a chevy 5 lug Straight axle. I just bought a set of 30's style spoke wheels for it, and when I got them, they were 6 lug. Great deal on the wheels. Here's my question. I was hoping there is an easy swap? Is there an axle swap for the rear? is there an easy front hub swap? Maybe a complete rear I could buy. What would work? I guess thats more then one question. I appreciate your help, and thanks in advance.