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Spindles front, differential rear

Hi all,

I have so many questions!!!

I have the 1950 Chevy Ambulance with 8 lug spindles and rear axles. I'd like to go with new spindles, 5 lug and a late model rearend.

I believe my ambulance is a 1 1/2 ton. It's at least a 1 ton. Would the standard pickup spindles fit?

also, any recommendation for a late model (60, 70, 80's) differential?



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I believe the spindles would swap. HOWEVER, all pickups had a 6 lug wheel. The trick is to put passenger car spindles 49-54 on it for the 5 lug. I do believe that 51-54 (and first series 55) trucks have the same spindle as the car and then you only have to put the car hubs and drums on.

The problem is of course that these are ball bearing hubs not modern roller bearing.

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3/4 and 1 ton pickups would be 8 lug

14 bolt FF 10.5 would be the ticket

found under 73-87 years 3/4 and 1 ton

or if you dont want a FF axle then you could go with the 9.5" semi floater

in which are alll 8 lug except for some '88-up 2500 3/4 tons that were 9.5" 6 lug 2wd

light duty 3/4 ton or heavy duty 1/2 ton, whichever way you want to look at it.

are many around,. common here.

but you could probably put these 6 lug axle shafts into an '87-older one if they are the same width

im not sure on widths though.

good luck
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