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1949-1954 Early Chevy Car Straight Axle

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Diameter:
2.00
Drop:
0
Material Thickness:
.250
Garage Sale:
No
King Pin Centers:
-
Spindle Type:
Chevy
King Pin Boss Length:
2.13
Overall Length:
-
King Pin Diameter:
.87
Notes
With flat plate steering arms this part will use a tie rod link on 45.50" eye-to-eye.
1949-1954 Early Chevy Car Straight Axle1949-1954 Early Chevy Car Straight Axle
1949-1954 Early Chevy Car Straight Axle

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1949-1954 Early Chevy Car Straight Axle

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Our plain steel tube axles are universal-fit, and professionally engineered & built. Features welded ends which require 1949-54 Chevy passenger car style spindles. Choose from 44"-50" widths (kingpin center-to-center), or order a custom length to fit your needs. 

  • Axle Tube:  0.250" wall
  • Axle Diameter: 2.00" O.D.
 

Gasser Build Info (PDF)

Item Details

For custom width axle, specify length in comments section of shopping cart at checkout.

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