So you want a Currie A-Body Crate rear end install on your GM, but don’t want to go to a mechanic or just don’t know how to go about it? Never fret, this video made by Currie is just for you, provided you have the tools and parts to do so.
The car getting the new rear end in the video is a Chevelle, but almost any Chevrolet, or GM car applies here for installing their crate rear end. The video goes over the install step-by-step, and mentions the common problems encountered in the process. If you are not installing the Currie crate rear end that the video is specified for and have limited knowledge of rear housing and brake installs, don’t be surprised if you encounter some complications that aren’t mentioned in the video.
Since new brakes are being added, they also show you how to replace the brake cables, and fit them into the brackets if you are upgrading to disc breaks. They also give useful suggestions such as the painting the axle’s hubs before installing them into the rear housing, if you were going to paint them at all.
The only part they skip over and say to leave to a professional mechanic is bleeding your brakes, which can be relativity simple but time consuming if not done correctly. If you choose to do it yourself, the best way is to pressure bleed them, just make sure to keep an eye on the master cylinder and use the right brake fluid.
Being a YouTube mechanic can be a great way to get professional tips while saving money from having to make frequent trips to the auto-shop, but you need to have sufficient tools and parts, or you will make mistakes and end up trying to improvise. A good how-to video like this will make your mechanic obsolete depending on your tools and the task at hand. In the end all that matters is if it works.