Before Side View


Before Front View

1951 Willys Pickup

Rear Axle


The original Timken rear axle is so old and obscure that replacement parts are not available anymore.  For the cost and power that I had in mind, a Dana 44 or a Ford 9" seemed to fit the bill.  I wanted a limited slip differential with good street manners, since this would be a vehicle used mostly on the street.  A Ford 9 inch was chosen.

It is possible to find a used 9 inch axle housing that is close to the correct width, then rebuild it.  But I chose a new unit from Currie Enterprises.

The details of the axle are:

Springs, shackles and shocks are discussed on the Drivetrain Mounting page.

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