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Old 11-21-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

Looking for info to swap rear axles and drums on a 1957 panel 3100. We want to go from 6 lug to 5 lug. Was hoping it was something somewhere someone offers... Hoping no to have custom axles made. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

I'd just swap the whole axle out..simple fix...
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

Here are some width
REAR AXLES

Outside
Width Year Model

58.00 1978-1988 Chevy Malibu, Monte Carlo
60.00 1955-1964 Chevy Car
60.00 1967-1969 Camaro
60.25 1968-1979 Chevy II/Nova
60.50 1964-1967 Chevelle
62.00 1955-1959 Chevy Pickup
62.50 1970-1981 Camaro/Firebird
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

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I'd just swap the whole axle out..simple fix...
Normally we would, especially a leaf spring vehicle but the rear is fresh with a good gear and a posi.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

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Here are some width
REAR AXLES

Outside
Width Year Model

58.00 1978-1988 Chevy Malibu, Monte Carlo
60.00 1955-1964 Chevy Car
60.00 1967-1969 Camaro
60.25 1968-1979 Chevy II/Nova
60.50 1964-1967 Chevelle
62.00 1955-1959 Chevy Pickup
62.50 1970-1981 Camaro/Firebird
Thanks for the info but we`re looking for a 5 x 5" pattern, `I'm gonna measure the axle width so at least I`ll know
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: Looking for info 6 lug to 5 lug rear axle `57 panel

If youíre junk yard crawling, a Chevy Astro or Caprice may be a good place to look.

The Astro has a slightly offset pumpkin. Not really a big deal, just set it up with less pinion angle.

The mid 90ís Caprice had disc brakes.
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