I hope some one can help, I am trying to rebuild my differential on my 56 chevy and I have a new ring and pinion to change the ratio. I also have new flange seal to fit. Does anyone know where I can get a new crush sleeve and flange nut? Also is it ok to re-use the original ring bolts I think I read somewhere you should use new bolts but it does not say anything about that in the original shop manual.Thanks
Randy`s ring and pinion ....Jaws gear and axle....
I will look them up thanks for replyingSteve
I am looking at doing the same, so I was curious what gear ratio you were thinking of going with?
Hi I have gone for a 3:38 replacement kit from Jim Carter www.oldchevytrucks.com.I have my truck completely stripped down so working on the axle should be hard but stripping down the diff has not been too bad but removing the pinion has been !#*%tough it required a 7lb hammer and quite a lot of force to knock it out. While it is apart I have decided to replace the bearings because it is recommended that you fit a new crush sleeve. Thanks to the previous post I have found what I need at Randys ring and pinion. Randys also have the same Yukon ring and pinion upgrades.Putting the whole thing back together though needs some specialist knowledge and tools to set up the bearing preload and gear clearances so if I had done a bit more research I might have taken it to a shop to do but I am commited now as it is all in bits so I am learning as I go. I would not like to do this with the axle in the truck.Good luckSteve
Well done, I commend you for jumping in with both feet to get it done.
Post some pics...JP211 is looking at getting something going over there. Thanks for the update Steve.
hithanks for saying so, I guess like most people we have to try out these things ourselves because of tight budgets. I dont know what it is like in the States but here in England it is getting harder to find people to work on this old stuff and when you do its quite expensive. I am glad we have the forum, classic trucks and custom classic trucks and the internet otherwise I would be almost completly cut off from the hobby.Steve
HiI will get some pictures together but there is not a lot to see at the moment, the cab is in the local paint shop for the ouside to be painted to keep the price down the guy is doing bit etween other jobs though I did all the prep, welded in some aptch panels and painted the interior and underneath. The chassis is all painted and ready but leaning up against the garage wall under a dust cover and the front and back axles are all over the garage floor while I clean the old re-useable bits and order any final bits like I just found I need new hub seals before I can fit a disc brake kit.Hope to have a rolloing chassis in January so I will stick a few pictures up then.It would be graet to hear from anyone else over here in England who is into their pickup trucks Steve