Plymouth Barracuda Fastback
Removal & Build Up
Out with the old 8-3/4 Rear End
The new Rear End just arrived.
Brand new DANA 60 completely assembled for our 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, complete with Strange 35 Spline Axles with 5-41/2 bolt circle, new Spicer 3.54 gear ratio, Spicer Traclock Posi, new 1350 series yoke, all new Timken Bearings and Seals.
Here are the pics of putting the Rear End together. We just need the basics so we can put wheels & tires on and take it to the paint shop to get it painted.
We needed a Rear End cover with more capacity. So we chose PML. Ours has a black wrinkle finish and polished fins with a 1-quart extra capacity.
Here is a picture of the Rear End cover after we installed it on the Cuda. It is reflecting off of the polished Stainless Steel gas tank.
15 x 8 with 4-1/4" Backspacing. Will look GREAT with the matching Steering Wheel (see Interior page) and Ghost Flames on front fenders.
Rear Tires TA Radials 295-15 x 50
We are going to change the Rear-End set-up from Leaf Springs to Ladderbar Kit with Coil-Over Shocks.
Received the Ladderbar Kit. Laid out all the parts and took all measurements that are needed.
Rear Coil-Over Suspension. The Pro Coil-Over conversion system is a complete kit put together to convert the rear suspension of any car equipped with shocks to Coil-Over.
Received the Rear Coil-Over Suspension kit.
Rear Disc Brake assembly.
Just about ready to get the wheels and tires mounted.
Got the rear "Fire" wheels and tires mounted. Don't they look great?!?!
Need to adjust rear coil-overs now that we have put the tires on.
Here are a couple of pictures showing how the car looks with all four wheels & tires.