Currie Enterprises is celebrating 50 succesful years of building quality rearends and other components.
For the past five decades Currie Enterprises has built a reputation building quality differentials, suspension systems and off-road products. Currie hi-performance rearends are world renown in many classes of professional racing competition in addition to overwhelming popularity with do-it-yourself auto mechanics. To commemorate this event Currie Enterprises is offering a limited edition, gold, embossed medallion. This is a 2 1/4”, self-adhesive, medal This medallion decal, originally designed for Currie Axles, is offered FREE with the purchase of Currie Custom-Built Rearends, Currie 4x4 Rearends and RockJock Professional Off-Road Products, Catalogs $4 each.
Originally Currie had been known as ”The Rearend Guys”, designing and building custom rearends for a variety of specialty applications. Today, Currie continues to build rearends for custom street, competition and extreme off-road applications. Currie offers an extensive line of gearing, components and parts to meet the requirements and specifications of any vehicle fabricator.
Over the years Currie Enterprises has evolved and expanded into new markets. Currie began developing off-road and Jeep product lines under the tradename of RockJock® which have been and are still used by professional Rock Crawler Teams and Jeepspeed competitors. These parts & accessories are designed for Jeep JK-TJ-CJ-YJ & XJ and include; Antirock®, Johnny Joint®, Currectlync® and RockJock® exclusive products.
Currie Enterprises now offers a complete line of 4X4 rearend and frontend assemblies, options and components developed by Currie for Jeep and offroad vehicles. Products like RockJock™, Currie Hi-Pinion, Dana 44 and 60 have been used by professional Rock Crawler Teams and Jeepspeed competitors. These same products are available to all Jeep owners.
In 2001, Currie introduced the 9+ components product line. This division was established as a separate marketing effort from Currie. The successful concept has many rearend builders taking advantage of the 9-Plus program.
Currie recognized a pattern in their custom rearend orders; the majority of these special orders were for common applications. After considerable research, Currie assembled a line of pre-built, ready to bolt in, rearends for these applications. The Currie-Built “Crate Rearend” products offer the features of a custom-built assembly with the price advantage and availability of an off-the-shelf product.
It all began in 1959 when Frank Currie began designing and building differentials for material handling equipment. He worked out of his garage fabricating and assembling rearends for personnel carriers, electric carts, tugs, scissor lifts and other specialty vehicles. By 1964 the Currie manufacturing facility moved to a 5,000 square foot building in Placentia, CA. Frank’s four sons Charles, John, Raymond and David entered the family business full-time in the late 1970’s. They also decided to turn their off-road hobby into a family business and began developing superior aftermarket rearends for Jeeps.
In the late ‘70’s the Currie’s began building performance rearends for V8 conversions in Chevy Vega’s, and mini trucks like the Chevy Luv, Ford Courier, and Toyota Hi-Lux models. Currie Enterprises hooked up with chassis shops in the early 1980’s and designed and produced 9” rearends (based on the Ford 9” for kit cars and street rods. Popularity of the Currie Rearend grew and the enterprise expanded to a larger 7,000 sq. ft facility. In 1984 the Currie product line expanded and they moved to an 11,000 sq. foot plant, which included state-of-the art cleaning and tear down capabilities for rearends.
The DANA 60 and Chevy 12-Bolt were incorporated into the Currie Product line in 1986. Other products such as gear cases, alloy axles, and disc brakes were also added, in addition to expanded in-house capabilities. At this point, Currie offered a full line of driveline performance products including rearends, components, suspension and off-road Jeep items.
Today, Currie Enterprises occupies a 42,000 square foot complex in East Anaheim California. The company continues to grow in size and product line. They now have nearly 50 employees and boasts a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The Curries design, build, modify, test, sell and install rearend and drive-train products all under one roof. From humble beginnings and a dream of Frank and Evelyn, Currie has become the most recognized name in specialty rearends and components.