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I have a 1955 with the original rear end, the bearings were replaced recently, a friend noticed the left rear tire was wobbling, no idea how long it's been doing it, I pulled the shaft and had it checked and it is not straight.
This are the options I'm looking at:
Option A: New axles from Dutchman $500

Option B: Above plus Eaton Diff., gears, total $1500

Option C: Complete 9" Ford, carrier, brakes $2700

Looking for recommendations, ideas, etc.

If I go with Option A I can add Eaton and gears at a later date.

Thanks for any help given, Tony.
 

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I have a 1955 with the original rear end, the bearings were replaced recently, a friend noticed the left rear tire was wobbling, no idea how long it's been doing it, I pulled the shaft and had it checked and it is not straight.
This are the options I'm looking at:
Option A: New axles from Dutchman $500

Option B: Above plus Eaton Diff., gears, total $1500

Option C: Complete 9" Ford, carrier, brakes $2700

Looking for recommendations, ideas, etc.

If I go with Option A I can add Eaton and gears at a later date.

Thanks for any help given, Tony.
Save you money .
Unless you making big HP you don't need 9" or new axles.

You can change gear if needed But you buy can good Used axles for $130.00 or less
http://www.classicchevy.com/chevy-rear-axle-left-used-1955-1956.html

Place WTB ad in bowtie-trifive classifies I bet you find it cheaper.

Or try bowtie-trifive sponsor
Southeastern Chevy Parts.
http://www.southeastchevyparts.com/
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Save you money .
Unless you making big HP you don't need 9" or new axles.

You can change gear if needed But you buy can good Used axles for $130.00 or less
http://www.classicchevy.com/chevy-rear-axle-left-used-1955-1956.html

Place WTB ad in bowtie-trifive classifies I bet you find it cheaper.

Or try bowtie-trifive sponsor
Southeastern Chevy Parts.
http://www.southeastchevyparts.com/
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That was my thoughts, but just find a good straight used one. I'm sure someone here can sell you one at a reasonable price.
 

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Used?

For the money I feel safer going with a new one, the one from Eckler's is not that much less than getting a new one, and I wouldn't know if it's straight until I get it.
Moser, Dutchman, Toms sell them new for a decent price.
The general advice I get is to replace the axles and go with it, I'm just trying to avoid future problems down the road if I can prevent them.
Thanks for the advice
 

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Have a teenager ?

Did somebody bounce it off a curb ? Even the Mosers and the Strange axles will bend when a wheel's hit laterally . Stock axles are still being used all over . Be safe...Bob.
 

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For the money I feel safer going with a new one, the one from Eckler's is not that much less than getting a new one, and I wouldn't know if it's straight until I get it.
Moser, Dutchman, Toms sell them new for a decent price.
The general advice I get is to replace the axles and go with it, I'm just trying to avoid future problems down the road if I can prevent them.
Thanks for the advice
85 Used
http://www.southeastchevyparts.com/1955-1957-Chevy-Original-Rear-Axle--Restored-_p_173.html


I looked on Moser site and I do not see any stock axles for a trifive.

http://www.moserengineering.com/axles/gm-axles/gm-car-axles.html

Dutchman Motorsports
Pair axles $320 plus extra $25 for *Machine Access hole in axle flange, Pr:
*Understandings & Agreements #2:

I understand that these are “Made to Order” parts and are "NON returnable" or "Cancelable" once the order has been submitted.
*Pricing:

I understand the price listed is based on selection(s) that may or may not be correct and my order will be reviewed by a technical advisor before processing.
The final price would be subject to change IF any needed or desired adjustments are made.

http://www.dutchmanaxles.com/stock-replacement-axle-pob-pair.html

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How new?

For the money I feel safer going with a new one
How new is your other axle?

It's simple and economical to just replace the warped axle with a similar used part.

It should not be difficult to locate a good used axle. So many of these rearends have been replaced with beefier units, the supply should be ample.

IMO all of your options listed above are too high dollar if you aren't hot rodding.

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Learning curve!

Thanks for all the answers, the Southeast axle seems like a good deal as it's been gone over, the other one I saw from Eckler's just said "used".
The direct bolt in Ford 9" from Dutchman is an overkill for my set up "built 292/2004r combo" but I would not think about it breaking down and if I move up to a more stout engine/trans combo the rear would already be done.
I have no idea how long the axle has been bent, the only thing done to the rear since I had it was to replace the rear bearings and the shop said they had a hard time taking the old bearings out, maybe they overheated the axle and hit it in the wrong place.
 

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That was my thoughts, but just find a good straight used one. I'm sure someone here can sell you one at a reasonable price.
There was no interest in my old rear or parts of it so with 2 good axles it went to the scrapyard. I saved the case because it's a posi with a long P and some interest is shown on ebay for them.
 
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