Unlocking the Power of 1955-57 Chevy Crate Rear Ends: Everything You Need to Know
The 1955-57 Chevy crate rear end is a marvel that encapsulates the essence of the Bel Air, 210, 150 Businessman Coupe, and wagons of that era. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricate details and dimensions, outlining the exceptional features that make this rear end a standout choice for enthusiasts.
Measuring a complete width of 60 inches between wheel mounting surfaces, the 1955-57 Chevy crate rear end adheres precisely to the factory specifications of that particular car model. This dimension spans from the wheel mounting surface of the disc brake across to the opposite side, ensuring a seamless fit within the vehicle’s framework.
What sets this crate rear end apart is its adherence to the original design elements. The leaf spring pads are strategically mounted in the factory location, seamlessly fitting under the Tri5 Chevy. Ensuring compatibility, the bolt pattern follows the typical Chevy 5 on 4 and 3 4 pattern, equipped with a 7/16 stud that accommodates the factory wheel stud.
Enhancing its performance, the rear end features an 11-inch Ford Explorer brake. However, enthusiasts have the option to upgrade to an 11-inch wheel wood brake, offering a four-piston caliper for improved braking efficiency.
The core of this rear end lies in the Centurion heavy-duty housing center, characterized by three-inch diameter tubes. Sporting Ford nine-inch big bearing Torino housing ends, the housing includes a drain plug at the bottom, ensuring easy maintenance. With an oil capacity of three quarts, it is recommended to use the Curry oil of 85W140 weight nonsynthetic for optimal performance.
Underneath the surface lies a nodular iron case third member, incorporating a Daytona-style pinion support and a 1330 big cap yoke. Differential options range from an open differential to an Eaton True Track or the Curry Twin Track, catering to diverse preferences.
The visual appeal is equally noteworthy, with color options including the sleek satin black, which is showcased, along with gloss black or a raw finish for those inclined to personalize their rear end.
For enthusiasts looking to embark on a custom build, Curry offers the housing and axle package (Part Number GMB5557X) that serves as a foundation. Whether choosing brakes or a third member, this package provides a solid base for customization, allowing individuals to tailor the rear end to their specifications.
In conclusion, the 1955-57 Chevy crate rear end stands as a testament to precision engineering and meticulous design, delivering a blend of authenticity and modern enhancements. For any inquiries or further information, our team at Curry is readily available via call, email, or comments below.
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