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1952 plymouth rear end




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I am doing a 1952 Plymouth Suburban with a Jr. Thompson 392 hemi. Some time back someone here mentioned which later MoPar rear end would bolt in. Can anyone recall or have a recommendation?

Thanks

Jan in Ojai, CA
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tspraggs
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Sun 28 of Sep, 2008 [04:42 UTC] score: 0.00
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> I am doing a 1952 Plymouth Suburban with a Jr. Thompson 392 hemi. Some time back someone here mentioned which later MoPar rear end would bolt in. Can anyone recall or have a recommendation?
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> Jan in Ojai, CA

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tspraggs
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on: Sun 28 of Sep, 2008 [04:46 UTC] score: 0.00
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Frankly, I would use an 8.8 out of an Explorer. If you want to include disc rear brakes go for a '95 or newer, Standard brakes - look for a '94.
Enjoy

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51Coupe
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Fri 19 of Sep, 2008 [05:49 UTC] score: 0.00
Jan;
A fellow on Old Plymouths Web site is going to swap a V6,overdrive trans. and rear from a 2wd Dakota into his '50 or '51 Suburban.
I ruffly measured the rear on my Dakota and it seems to be a dirrect bolt in! Only problem is,it apears to only have a 7 1/4" ring gear. Maybe the V8's had a bigger ring gear,i don't know but it might be worth checking out! Or maybe someone else here knows, Maybe George Moore!

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51Coupe
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Wed 10 of Sep, 2008 [06:25 UTC] score: 0.00
Hello Jan;

The '62 to '70 B body rear housings are about the same length as your '52 Suburban's. As Rvannoy stated, you'll have to relocate the spring perches. Your frame is about 5" narrower than a '46 to '48 but it used the same housing-different spring perch location.

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George
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Tue 09 of Sep, 2008 [10:31 UTC] score: 0.00
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> I am doing a 1952 Plymouth Suburban with a Jr. Thompson 392 hemi. Some time back someone here mentioned which later MoPar rear end would bolt in. Can anyone recall or have a recommendation?
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> Thanks
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> Jan in Ojai, CA

If we are going to talk relocating spring perches, the 71-3 Mustang/Cougar is a fit.

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rvannoy
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Mon 08 of Sep, 2008 [23:16 UTC] score: 0.00
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>I am building a 48 Ply. Coupe and I put a 67 Dodge "B" body rear end in it but, I had to relocate the spring perches to match the 48 dimensions. I don't know what the 52 dimensions are from axle flange to axle flange. The 48 is 60 1/8 which matches the 67 almost exactly.
I have another bare housing with no spring perches that has been sand blasted and primered for sale if you think you're interested.
By the way, www.gearsandrears.com is selling brand new, clutch type, 8 3/4" sure-grip units almost identical to the original unit. I put one in my read end (742) and the only difference I found was the cage bolts are right hand thread rather than left hand.

Ron

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George
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Re: 1952 plymouth rear end
on: Mon 08 of Sep, 2008 [22:27 UTC] score: 0.00
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> I am doing a 1952 Plymouth Suburban with a Jr. Thompson 392 hemi. Some time back someone here mentioned which later MoPar rear end would bolt in. Can anyone recall or have a recommendation?
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> Jan in Ojai, CA

The '67 C bodies are supposed to fit.


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