What year truck? 1/2T, 3/4T...??? 4x4, 2x4...???
ALLOT more details are needed please!
| I have a chevy truck that someone has put an open driveline in. The
| partnumbers on the pumpkin are 3725889 and it also says GM22 and H181.
| There is not a removable rear cover.
| Do the axles come out with a slide hammer or is there another tool? I
| assume there are no snap rings or pins.
I think he means that the stock driveline in '54 had the driveshaft enclosed
in a pipe that ran from the transmission to the rear end. The pipe didn't
spin - the driveshaft inside it did. In '55 the driveshaft became a
separate link between the tranny and the rear end. Some people call it
"open driveline" as opposed to "closed" in the pipe.
OK...I gotcha! I was thinking that but wasn't at all sure.
| > | re: question on what year truck.....
| > |
| > | It is a '54 Chevy but the rear end is from a later model with an open
| > | driveline.
| > |
On most you remove the brake drums and the four bolts that hold the axle
retainer to the axle flange. The brake backing plate is sandwiched in there
too. Then the axles will come out and you can remove the pumpkin. If the
axles are stuck, you can put the brake drum on backwards, install three
wheel nuts backwards and use the drum as a slide hammer to get the axle
started. Be sure to have the truck on safety stands. Do not beat on the
drums with a hammer.
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