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Complete, ready to bolt-in Currie® 9-inch rearend for 1955 thru 1957 Chevy 150, 210, Bel Air and Delray B-body vehicles.


Select from a broad range of available options and upgrades to configure the perfect rearend for your build.


Included In Base Price:

  • Currie Centurion High-Strength 9-Inch Notchback Housing
  • Currie Sportsman Nodular Iron Gear Case (31-Spline) With Daytona Pinion Support
  • 31-Spline Standard Open Differential
  • Currie Performance 31-Spline Axles With Timken Tappered Bearings
  • New 11-Inch Drum Brakes
  • Professionally Setup And Fully-Assembled

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SKU: CE-GMB5557X, CE-4026CK, CE-0118
Estimated Lead Time: 2 to 3 weeks
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Reduces friction, operating temperature and gear wear

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$3,511.00
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Currie 9-inch rearends for 1955 thru 1957 Chevy 150, 210, Bel Air and Delray B-body vehicles, are complete, ready to bolt-in assemblies with a choice of gear case, axle spline, differential type, gear ratio, and brake option, making it easy to customize the package to meet almost any need

Rearends are built to match the vehicles stock axle width, pinion offset (drive shaft location), suspension mounting locations and wheel bolt pattern for a straightforward hassle-free installation

 

Included Standard Features

Centurion Center Section   Currie Centurion Housing - Classic notchback looks in a new, high-strength, American-made housing, that features 3-inch diameter axle tubes, and CNC machined face flange, for a flat leak-free seal - all joined together with strong, attractive welds
     
Sportsman Third Member   Currie Sportsman Case - New nodular iron gear case with Daytona big bearing pinion support and 1330 yoke is the perfect foundation for a performance restomod build - no used or reconditioned parts here!
     
Timken Master Bearing Kit   Master Bearing Kit - High-quality Timken bearings and performance seals are used throughout to provide a long trouble-free service life
     
Spring Pads   Spring Pads - Heavy-duty 1/4-inch thick spring pad mounts are installed in the OEM locations for bolt-in compatibility with the stock leaf spring suspension
     
Billet Housing End   Billet Housing Ends - Currie billet late model Ford Torino large bearing housing ends are CNC machined for accuracy and feature provisions for internal or external axle oil seals
     
Currie Performance Axles   Alloy Axles - Currie Performance 31-spline 1541 alloy axles with Timken tapered axle bearings, feature vehicle correct bolt pattern and wheel studs
     
Heavy Duty bearing Retainer   Bearing Retainers - Full-circle heavy-duty retainers assure positive bearing retention and full seal engagement for a long trouble and leak-free service life. *Select aftermarket brake kits require the use of proprietary bearing retainers
     
In-house Skilled Assembly   Professional Assembly - Every crate rearend is fully assembled in-house by our skilled professionals and shipped ready to install

 

 

Options To Complete The Build

  Gear Cases - Select from a range of gear cases in nodular iron or aluminum to match the performance and weight requirements of your build
     
Ring and Pinion Set   Gear Ratio - Select from a wide variety of ratios, Currie uses only the highest quality Motive Gear Performance® series (Orange box) ring and pinion sets in our 9-inch crate rearends
     
Differential Options   Differential - Select the differential type that meets your traction needs, including, helical gear or clutch-style limited-slip, automatic or selectable locking differential or steel spool
     
Brake Options   Brake Package - Select from a range of brake options from classic 11-inch drums to 14-inch Baer and Wilwood disk brakes that are capable of meeting any performance requirement
     
Isotropic Gear Polishing   REM® Isotropic Polishing - Removes surface imperfections created during the gear manufacturing process. Polishing eliminates the need for a break-in period, decreases friction, reduces operating temps, and removes stress risers. This option helps gears last longer and run quieter
     
Fill Cap   Fill Cap - Make those oil changes easy with the optional high mounted aluminum fill cap
     
Powder Coat   Powder Coat - Optional powder coat finish adds long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion to keep your rearend looking its best

 

 

Looking for something different? Click on Live Chat or call (714) 528-6957 to speak with an expert to build the custom solution that meets your needs

 

NOTES:

Lubrication Requirements - Ford 9-inch rearends use a high-offset hypoid gear design that requires a severe duty gear oil with API GL-6 rating. Use of oil not meeting the GL-6 rating will damage the gears and bearings and void the Currie Warranty

55-57 Nomad, Sedan Delivery and Wagons - Require a rearend with a different pinion offset so that the drive shaft will clear the stock gas tank. Contact Sales for a built-to-order rearend with the correct pinion offset

Aftermarket Brakes - Currie crate rearends conform to the ABCS (Aftermarket Brake Configuration Standard). This allows brake kits that use this standard, to easily be changed or upgraded without having to modify the housing or axles. ABCS brakes use a 2.5-inch brake space with late-model big bearing Ford housing ends, and a 2.80 center hole in the drum or rotor

Wheel Studs - Currie crate rearends use a standardized-shank Currie Enterprises wheel studs that allow the following wheel studs to be interchangeable in the axles, without drilling: 12mm, 7/16, 1/2, and 1/2 x 3-inch competition

Currie 9-inch rearends for 1955 thru 1957 Chevy 150, 210, Bel Air and Delray B-body vehicles, are complete, ready to bolt-in assemblies with a choice of gear case, axle spline, differential type, gear ratio, and brake option, making it easy to customize the package to meet almost any need

Rearends are built to match the vehicles stock axle width, pinion offset (drive shaft location), suspension mounting locations and wheel bolt pattern for a straightforward hassle-free installation

 

Included Standard Features

Centurion Center Section   Currie Centurion Housing - Classic notchback looks in a new, high-strength, American-made housing, that features 3-inch diameter axle tubes, and CNC machined face flange, for a flat leak-free seal - all joined together with strong, attractive welds
     
Sportsman Third Member   Currie Sportsman Case - New nodular iron gear case with Daytona big bearing pinion support and 1330 yoke is the perfect foundation for a performance restomod build - no used or reconditioned parts here!
     
Timken Master Bearing Kit   Master Bearing Kit - High-quality Timken bearings and performance seals are used throughout to provide a long trouble-free service life
     
Spring Pads   Spring Pads - Heavy-duty 1/4-inch thick spring pad mounts are installed in the OEM locations for bolt-in compatibility with the stock leaf spring suspension
     
Billet Housing End   Billet Housing Ends - Currie billet late model Ford Torino large bearing housing ends are CNC machined for accuracy and feature provisions for internal or external axle oil seals
     
Currie Performance Axles   Alloy Axles - Currie Performance 31-spline 1541 alloy axles with Timken tapered axle bearings, feature vehicle correct bolt pattern and wheel studs
     
Heavy Duty bearing Retainer   Bearing Retainers - Full-circle heavy-duty retainers assure positive bearing retention and full seal engagement for a long trouble and leak-free service life. *Select aftermarket brake kits require the use of proprietary bearing retainers
     
In-house Skilled Assembly   Professional Assembly - Every crate rearend is fully assembled in-house by our skilled professionals and shipped ready to install

 

 

Options To Complete The Build

  Gear Cases - Select from a range of gear cases in nodular iron or aluminum to match the performance and weight requirements of your build
     
Ring and Pinion Set   Gear Ratio - Select from a wide variety of ratios, Currie uses only the highest quality Motive Gear Performance® series (Orange box) ring and pinion sets in our 9-inch crate rearends
     
Differential Options   Differential - Select the differential type that meets your traction needs, including, helical gear or clutch-style limited-slip, automatic or selectable locking differential or steel spool
     
Brake Options   Brake Package - Select from a range of brake options from classic 11-inch drums to 14-inch Baer and Wilwood disk brakes that are capable of meeting any performance requirement
     
Isotropic Gear Polishing   REM® Isotropic Polishing - Removes surface imperfections created during the gear manufacturing process. Polishing eliminates the need for a break-in period, decreases friction, reduces operating temps, and removes stress risers. This option helps gears last longer and run quieter
     
Fill Cap   Fill Cap - Make those oil changes easy with the optional high mounted aluminum fill cap
     
Powder Coat   Powder Coat - Optional powder coat finish adds long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion to keep your rearend looking its best

 

 

Looking for something different? Click on Live Chat or call (714) 528-6957 to speak with an expert to build the custom solution that meets your needs

 

NOTES:

Lubrication Requirements - Ford 9-inch rearends use a high-offset hypoid gear design that requires a severe duty gear oil with API GL-6 rating. Use of oil not meeting the GL-6 rating will damage the gears and bearings and void the Currie Warranty

55-57 Nomad, Sedan Delivery and Wagons - Require a rearend with a different pinion offset so that the drive shaft will clear the stock gas tank. Contact Sales for a built-to-order rearend with the correct pinion offset

Aftermarket Brakes - Currie crate rearends conform to the ABCS (Aftermarket Brake Configuration Standard). This allows brake kits that use this standard, to easily be changed or upgraded without having to modify the housing or axles. ABCS brakes use a 2.5-inch brake space with late-model big bearing Ford housing ends, and a 2.80 center hole in the drum or rotor

Wheel Studs - Currie crate rearends use a standardized-shank Currie Enterprises wheel studs that allow the following wheel studs to be interchangeable in the axles, without drilling: 12mm, 7/16, 1/2, and 1/2 x 3-inch competition

 

Selecting the right differential for your rearend build is an important decision that will be with you for a very long time - if you get it right. 

Below are short, not-too-technical, overviews of some of the most frequently asked about differential options for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Muscle Trucks.

 

 

       

Detroit Truetrac - Helical-gear limited-slip (worm differential) is the modern replacement for the classic clutch-type posi. Under normal light throttle driving conditions, a Truetrac operates much like a standard open differential, allowing the rear wheels to rotate at slightly different speeds for smooth cornering. However, when accelerating (torque applied), the six helical-gears inside the unit smoothly and quietly engage, applying torque to both rear wheels equally, maximizing traction (think two equal length black stripes). Unlike a traditional clutch-type posi, a Truetrac requires no special oil additive or maintenance. With silky-smooth positive operation and no components to wear out, the Truetrac maintains day-one performance for the life of the unit.

 

 

 

    

 

Trac-Lok/Posi-Trac – Clutch-type limited-slip (Posi), offered as original equipment in many GM and Ford performance cars, these units rely on clutches (friction plates) to transfer power to the wheels. In operation, the clutches slip just enough to allow for smooth cornering while engaging with more force as power (torque) is applied, driving both wheels equally. When used in a daily driver, these units function well; however, as the miles add up or with aggressive driving or track use, the clutches and other internal components will become worn and severely degrade performance. Luckily, rebuild kits are widely available so that these units can be restored to like-new performance. Additionally, if the vehicle sits for extended periods, the clutch plates can stick together, causing the unit to chatter and clunk until gear oil works its way in between the clutch plates. A friction modifier must be added to the gear oil to help prevent the clutches from moaning or chattering during normal driving.
 

 

 

    

Detroit Locker - Automatic "ratcheting-style" differential is known for its reliability, rugged construction, and fully-locked performance on any surface. When power (torque) is applied in either forward or reverse directions, the unit locks both axles together like a spool. When coasting or rolling through a corner (no torque applied), the unequal speed of the inside and outside wheels causes the unit to unlock momentarily, before abruptly locking when power is applied. At the heart of the locker are two, spring-loaded forged steel side plates (one per axle) with large square-edged teeth that engage and disengage a matching center spider block. The interaction of the side plates and spider block teeth creates the signature ratcheting sound of the unit. The Detroit Locker is best suited for off-road or severe track use where maximum traction is required, and quiet/smooth operation is less important.

Products specifications
Vehicle Fitment 55-57 Chevy Tri-5 (120, 210, Bel Air and Delray ) Call for Station Wagons, Nomad and Sedan Delivery
Housing Currie Centurion heavy-duty 9-inch housing with 3-inch diameter x .188 wall DOM tube
Center Section Currie Sportsman nodular iron case with Daytona style big bearing pinion support
Pinion Yoke 1330 series short nodular iron yoke
Axles Currie Performance 1541 alloy 31-spline axles
Housing Ends Billet Torino style late model large bearing
Axle Bearings Set 20 Tapered roller bearing
Bearing Retainers 1/4" thick heavy duty plates, finished in gold zinc plating
Suspension Brackets Heavy duty 2 inch springs pads matched to OEM fitment and locations
Wheel Bolt Pattern 5 on 4 3/4" with 7/16" studs installed
Brake Space 2.5 inches (axle standoff)
Width 60 inches (between wheel mounting surfaces)
Fluid Capacity 3 quarts of 85w-140, non-synthetic (API GL-6 rated only)
Products specifications
Vehicle Fitment 55-57 Chevy Tri-5 (120, 210, Bel Air and Delray ) Call for Station Wagons, Nomad and Sedan Delivery
Housing Currie Centurion heavy-duty 9-inch housing with 3-inch diameter x .188 wall DOM tube
Center Section Currie Sportsman nodular iron case with Daytona style big bearing pinion support
Pinion Yoke 1330 series short nodular iron yoke
Axles Currie Performance 1541 alloy 31-spline axles
Housing Ends Billet Torino style late model large bearing
Axle Bearings Set 20 Tapered roller bearing
Bearing Retainers 1/4" thick heavy duty plates, finished in gold zinc plating
Suspension Brackets Heavy duty 2 inch springs pads matched to OEM fitment and locations
Wheel Bolt Pattern 5 on 4 3/4" with 7/16" studs installed
Brake Space 2.5 inches (axle standoff)
Width 60 inches (between wheel mounting surfaces)
Fluid Capacity 3 quarts of 85w-140, non-synthetic (API GL-6 rated only)