Rear axle install

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Matt_50, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Matt_50

    Matt_50 Member

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    Hello, I got a 1950 3100. I'm installing an open driveshaft axle. I bought the offset spring perches with the extra hole to center the axle.

    Ok, so now I got them. I didn't buy that big kit with the tie plates and the u bolts. Decided to just drill my own and buy the u bolts separate.

    Question. My center bolt is supposed to go in the 6th hole right? Not the very center one? I'm making mine to match these in the picture.
     

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  2. 50 Chevy LS3

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    That is correct. The result should be, your rear axle is moved rearward, approx. 1.5".
    Steve.
     
  3. 52wasp

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    Welcome aboard Matt,
    Pay attention to the pinion angle before welding!
     
  4. federale

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    The simplest fix is to grab several cans of PB Blaster, take off the springs and turn them around end for end. Perfect centering in the wheel wells. Merry Christmas !
     
  5. Matt_50

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    Merry Christmas to you too. Yea I had already put bushings in. And they are different front to back. I bought the offset perches, had my plates drilled by a friend and I got the axle in now. Looks good and center. Next will be setting pinion angle and welding the perches.
     
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  6. Matt_50

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    In case anyone wants to drill their own.
     

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