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Old 02-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #441
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Re: '46 Chevy Shorty

Any luck finding a rear end for that thing???
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #442
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Re: '46 Chevy Shorty

Hey Tango - I was wondering where you'd gotten off to. It's too bloody cold to do much up here in the great White North so I'm also just about shut down 'till spring.

Be sure to post pics of your new project when you're done.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #443
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Hey GreyEagle --- still no luck finding a 5.43. Tons of the 6.17's though if anyone needs replacement gears. The hunt continues.

Chocolate --- Welcome to the MoneyPit! Have you posted any pix of your rig as yet? Love these old buses!

Roach --- The weather here is perfect...fifties at night, seventies during the day. Makes not being able to work on her all the more frustrating. Naturally, by the time I will have the time...the temps will be back to over 100 again. But then, being an old guy, I can take the heat but not the cold. Everything on my body pretty much freezes in place when the temperatures drop below my age...68.

Here's hoping you guys get an early Spring up there in the Great Frozen North.

Onward!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #444
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Have you checked with "American Truck Historical Society".
Looks like they have a little of everything....... Best of Luck.

http://www.aths.org/
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #445
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GreyEagle --- Many thanks! Had not run across that site. Just posted a parts search there. Thanks again.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:52 AM   #446
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Here's another possibility ....... http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/
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Thanks again GreyEagle --- will keep an eye on it.

Meanwhile, I need to correct some basic information. I just recently managed to find/buy an original '42-'46 Chevy medium to heavy truck book. Turns out that what I have repeatedly read online and been told in person about the gearing has been wrong all along regarding "standard" vs "optional". The factory book clearly states that the 6.17 that was standard...and it was the 5.43 that was the "option". That finally explains why it's the one everybody has and the 5.43 is so rare.

Just goes to show that not everything on the Internet is true after all. Dang.
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Thanks again GreyEagle --- will keep an eye on it.

Meanwhile, I need to correct some basic information. I just recently managed to find/buy an original '42-'46 Chevy medium to heavy truck book. Turns out that what I have repeatedly read online and been told in person about the gearing has been wrong all along regarding "standard" vs "optional". The factory book clearly states that the 6.17 that was standard...and it was the 5.43 that was the "option". That finally explains why it's the one everybody has and the 5.43 is so rare.

Just goes to show that not everything on the Internet is true after all. Dang.
Might be so rare that they are non-existence!!!
Is there some other vehicle that might have something very close to the 5.43???? old Ford or Dodge that you could use?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:49 PM   #449
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Tango, I hate when that happens--guess you'll just have to pull one of your Mr. Wizzard tricks out of your bag like you did with your entry door! Now there are endless possibilities each available just for the moving of a few brackets and a spring hanger or two. I have utmost faith in your creative powers.
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Thanks for the encouragement guys --- Looks like I may be back to considering a Frankenstein rear end with a newer center section cut & welded into the axle. Have to start looking for a 13-15K# axle that has something very close to the 5.43. Can't be all that difficult...right? Course there is still the remote possibility of Sasquatch showing up with the right Chevy parts...

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