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#2503023 - 06/01/18 02:53 AM 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths...
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Does anybody know overall width and spring perch dimensions for a 1957/1958 Plymouth? I've read an E body rear bolts in but no idea how accurate that info is!!! Thanks
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#2503176 - 06/01/18 11:53 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Overall width drum-to-drum is 60 7/8" and the perches are 45 1/2".

An E-body rear will bolt in, even with the 1/2" difference in perches, but the pinion angle (6°) is wrong; the '65-'69 C-body is a better choice, same overall dimensions with the correct 3° pinion angle.

I just put the C-body rear in my '57 Dodge and it fits perfectly.


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#2503300 - 06/01/18 05:07 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: John_Kunkel]
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Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Overall width drum-to-drum is 60 7/8" and the perches are 45 1/2".

An E-body rear will bolt in, even with the 1/2" difference in perches, but the pinion angle (6°) is wrong; the '65-'69 C-body is a better choice, same overall dimensions with the correct 3° pinion angle.

I just put the C-body rear in my '57 Dodge and it fits perfectly.


AWESOME John. Thanks!!!! up
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#2560607 - 10/07/18 09:58 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Overall width drum-to-drum is 60 7/8" and the perches are 45 1/2".

An E-body rear will bolt in, even with the 1/2" difference in perches, but the pinion angle (6°) is wrong; the '65-'69 C-body is a better choice, same overall dimensions with the correct 3° pinion angle.

I just put the C-body rear in my '57 Dodge and it fits perfectly.


AWESOME John. Thanks!!!! up


Haveta be a Dana 80 to hold yurr rear end up ..... LOONEYmoputzDUDE ! ... Toooo many Twinkies over the years I hear ! ..... BTW - do you have that that homely motor home ready furr some action ??!! No 413 anymore 4 u ...youz gotsta deal with a 5.9 12 valve CUMMINS NOW ... and it's gonna be bombed !!
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#2560692 - 10/08/18 02:52 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: Doc Fiberglass]
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Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Overall width drum-to-drum is 60 7/8" and the perches are 45 1/2".

An E-body rear will bolt in, even with the 1/2" difference in perches, but the pinion angle (6°) is wrong; the '65-'69 C-body is a better choice, same overall dimensions with the correct 3° pinion angle.

I just put the C-body rear in my '57 Dodge and it fits perfectly.


AWESOME John. Thanks!!!! up


Haveta be a Dana 80 to hold yurr rear end up ..... LOONEYmoputzDUDE ! ... Toooo many Twinkies over the years I hear ! ..... BTW - do you have that that homely motor home ready furr some action ??!! No 413 anymore 4 u ...youz gotsta deal with a 5.9 12 valve CUMMINS NOW ... and it's gonna be bombed !!


LOL
Lonnng time no hear from SexyPants!!!!!
No more small block, 440 2x4bbl now.....
I thought about a Cummins, but the chicks just don't like em. STINKY!!!!
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#2560710 - 10/08/18 07:16 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Overall width drum-to-drum is 60 7/8" and the perches are 45 1/2".

An E-body rear will bolt in, even with the 1/2" difference in perches, but the pinion angle (6°) is wrong; the '65-'69 C-body is a better choice, same overall dimensions with the correct 3° pinion angle.

I just put the C-body rear in my '57 Dodge and it fits perfectly.


AWESOME John. Thanks!!!! up


Haveta be a Dana 80 to hold yurr rear end up ..... LOONEYmoputzDUDE ! ... Toooo many Twinkies over the years I hear ! ..... BTW - do you have that that homely motor home ready furr some action ??!! No 413 anymore 4 u ...youz gotsta deal with a 5.9 12 valve CUMMINS NOW ... and it's gonna be bombed !!


LOL
Lonnng time no hear from SexyPants!!!!!
No more small block, 440 2x4bbl now.....
I thought about a Cummins, but the chicks just don't like em. STINKY!!!!


Looney ! .. Da chicks dig the 97 Airstream Land Yacht 35 footer bester than that Disco .., more space - almost as good aero - and the motor is in the back - way quieter ..,, AND mpg that's hard to believe ! ... A N D with a 100 plus gallon diesel fuel tank ! ... I could almost drive all the way to Canuck-ada from here on one tank of fuel ! .. Not quite but close !!
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#2562766 - 10/12/18 02:12 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: Doc Fiberglass]
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Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Originally Posted By Doc Fiberglass
Originally Posted By CrAzYMoPaRGuY


AWESOME John. Thanks!!!! up


Haveta be a Dana 80 to hold yurr rear end up ..... LOONEYmoputzDUDE ! ... Toooo many Twinkies over the years I hear ! ..... BTW - do you have that that homely motor home ready furr some action ??!! No 413 anymore 4 u ...youz gotsta deal with a 5.9 12 valve CUMMINS NOW ... and it's gonna be bombed !!


LOL
Lonnng time no hear from SexyPants!!!!!
No more small block, 440 2x4bbl now.....
I thought about a Cummins, but the chicks just don't like em. STINKY!!!!


Looney ! .. Da chicks dig the 97 Airstream Land Yacht 35 footer bester than that Disco .., more space - almost as good aero - and the motor is in the back - way quieter ..,, AND mpg that's hard to believe ! ... A N D with a 100 plus gallon diesel fuel tank ! ... I could almost drive all the way to Canuck-ada from here on one tank of fuel ! .. Not quite but close !!


Try it next summer!
Come to Vancouver and drink out of The Stanley Cup!!?!?!
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#2563112 - 10/12/18 07:02 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Next summer ? ... When your homely MH is finally off the ramps ? .. lol .... and the Cup will be in Steve Ys hands IN Tampa Bay for 5 years straight before it goes to miniVancover for ONE YEAR !
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#2563129 - 10/12/18 07:47 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Go BOLTS !
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#2563188 - 10/12/18 10:25 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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Gino will hoist that Cup yet!!!

I'm getting and 8 3/4 and super stock springs in my 58 Dodge. For the added weight of the Stanley Cup. And Stevey Y.

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Nothing......
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#2563193 - 10/12/18 10:43 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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The PLASTIC REPLICA of da CUP is all miniVancouver is all yurr gonna see ! .. Nothing about Stevey Y ? ... Huh ??!!
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#2563243 - 10/13/18 02:20 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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#2564579 - 10/15/18 06:41 PM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
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'67 b body rear in my car.
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#2565215 - 10/17/18 12:46 AM Re: 1957/1958 Plymouth rear end widths... [Re: Spaceman Spiff]
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Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
'67 b body rear in my car.


Moved the perches one inch? I have a 66/67 B body rear, looks to be exactly what I need for tire fit, and I have Wilwoods for the back already. Not going the tapered axle/ old style drums, that's for sure!!

What wheel/tire combo are you running?? Did you go with an A body rear spring or?
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