Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Removing the 1941 Studebaker Rearend!

I started to remove the original 1941 Studebaker rearend, in preparation of installing the newer Chevy 12 bolt rearend.
With the help of a breaker bar, and a 3/4" socket, I removed the double nutted U bolts holding the axle to the leaf springs.
Here you can see the old U bolts and lower leaf spring plates which connect to the old arm style shock.
New leaf spring brackets & plates to fit the new 3" rearend. The original rearend is only 2.5" in diameter so new brackets were needed.
The rearend is now free. I'll mark the angle it is sitting at, and then remove it. Stay tuned!