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K. Wiggins, Classic Car Mechanic
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I need to identify a rear end that was installed in a 1949

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Hi
I need to identify a rear end that was installed in a 1949 Chevy truck rebuild with the following numbers on it so I can buy and replace the brake shoes.
GM65
L221 (###) ###-####
abrie
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 8 months ago.

Hello, it's from a 1971 chevy c-10 pickup 12 bolt 8.875" ring gear. The shoes are WAGNER PAB280R 11X2

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks that's very helpful just to confirm I have the right model. On this rear end I had to remove the clips inside the differential and remove the axel and drum as one unit
It looks like the drum id is 11 1/4
Thanks
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 8 months ago.

The drums should come of the axles, they may be frooze onto the flange.