1957 Dodge Conventional Cab and COE 600 and 700 Truck BrochureHey guys first time on here. I recently purchased a 1957 600 coe and im struggling on getting basic info for parts and such.
The poly 315 in it runs great and already upgraded to dual 4 barrel intake and carbs. maybe ill get a cam in the future from which I believe I can get from another high deck hemi.
I need to get brakes for this thing and maybe even covert it to discs if that possible.
I know it has a eaton 2 speed, not sure what model because most of the identifiers have been worn down.
So if you guys can help me:
What would be a good resource for find out part numbers and such?
What rear ends did these come with?
And what could I do about the brake situation?
hope this helps
Yup that gave me a decent amount of info. But sadly doesn’t go into specifics about the parts.
It's probably an Eaton. It's definitely not a Rockwell/Timken.Yup that gave me a decent amount of info. But sadly doesn’t go into specifics about the parts.
I think now I actually have a Eaton 16600 from a picture of a 1957 parts book on ebay.
If anyone has that book could you digitize it I think it’s only dodge parts book that isn’t digital.
The thing that bugs me about this axle is the housing bolts. Later Eaton and Rockwell axles didn't have housing cover removal like this one. Maybe earlier Eaton's did. Rockwell made no housings with this type of cover in the 60s thru the 90s. I worked at the Rockwell plant that made rear housings. They are easily identified by horizontal welds that go from the housing cover to the spindle end. Eatons are not welded like that.This is how to ID an Eaton axle. Lists later year but location of ID was the same.