Video: Currie Creates And Installs A “Crate” Rearend For Tri-Fives

For the die-hard Tri-Five folks always on the lookout for the latest upgrades for their beloved classic Bel Airs, out of Corona, California, comes Currie Enterprises – makers of high-performance bolt-in “crate” rearends.

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The term crate has become synonymous with quick, bolt-in-and-go automotive parts, whether it be an engine or any other add on, since Chevrolet Performance started rolling out the crate engine eons ago. Currie Enterprises follows that very idea of ease of application and maximum performance on the street, with their lines of bolt-in crate rearends for many classic applications, including vintage GM and Ford cars and trucks.

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The included parts of the Currie Crate Rearend

The Currie crate bolt-in rearends are manufactured on site at their shop in Corona, where made-in-the-USA still matters. They are also engineered to surpass any original factory specifications. The Currie rearend is made to handle up to 600 horsepower, and with it’s over-engineered nine-bolt configuration, it is a true performance upgrade by any standard. 55The crate rearend also allows for the addition of the very best in modern disc-braking systems that are available on the market. That gives not only upgraded performance, but also a much safer ride for the ‘Crowned King’ of classic Chevy’s.

Although Currie themselves do not do installations in customer’s cars, they do have a network of local shops that have done installs of their crate rearend for many customers. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, this Youtube install video shows just how easy these crate rearends are to install in your car.

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Upgrading to a Currie Crate Rearend is not only easy and improves the safety of your car, it provides vastly greater street performance, and is a very affordable upgrade for any Tri-Five – or other classic car. After you check out the pricing on their website, true Tri-Five fanatics will find that the Currie rearend is an obvious choice.

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Kane Wickham

Born a child of the 60s, Kane Wickham grew up around, and in the great musclecar era and has been addicted to cars his entire life. An established photo journalist in California’s Central Valley, Kane is the owner of WKD Customs, a company that builds custom American classics for auction and private sale. A veteran of many car shows and events, he has been part of the Los Angeles car culture for more than 20 years.
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