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Username Post: Yes...another rear end question        (Topic#267475)
Bob_Hayden 
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01-06-13 03:30 PM - Post#2304646    
    In response to Sir X Loin

I have a 94. New body style is what I looked for but the 59 inches is the main thing. Can run the same wheels all around. 4 3/4 bolt pattern. Got my rear from a Pic A Part for $100 and its a Posi.

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


Edited by Bob_Hayden on 01-06-13 03:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
akeane01 
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01-27-13 03:44 PM - Post#2311186    
    In response to Bob_Hayden

can i clarify your measurements on the width of the rear axle measurements you guys are talking about. Are these numbers flange to flange(inside flange to inside flange?) or wheel mounting surface(WMS) to WMS or something else. I see wheel track numbers in articles but see documents from center to center of the tire or WMS to WMS?

thanks for clarifying..



 
Bob_Hayden 
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01-27-13 09:48 PM - Post#2311277    
    In response to akeane01

All mine are WMS to WMS.

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
senginc 
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02-21-13 06:37 AM - Post#2319131    
    In response to Sixshooter

"I just picked up a 8.8 out of a '92 Explorer today. It measures 59.5" and came with 3.73 limited slip. I also noticed the pinion is offset, it looks like about 2 1/2" to 3". This shouldn't be a problem should it? "

Has any one had to widen the drive shaft tunnel for the offset when lowering the car considerably ?



 
53belair 
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03-08-13 11:13 AM - Post#2324154    
    In response to Bob_Hayden

I'm glad to see you make this point. Apparently the folks who put the lists together don't actually measure anything.

  • Bob_Hayden Said:
Jeff, FYI The 70-81 Camaro/Firebird is 61.50 and not 62.50.




1953 Belair Sport Coupe,350/350/Fatman/Dako ta Digital/American Shifter/Southern Air/Ciadella Interiors
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senginc 
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03-08-13 06:25 PM - Post#2324275    
    In response to cortcomp

  • cortcomp Said:
"For 49-54 cars,you will need a rear-end that is 60" wide. You can use the stock leaf springs but you will get a much better ride with a wide leaf spring kit. (2.5" wide) If you run a rear-end that is 58.5 inches wide you will be able to run a 8" wide rim (3 3/4" backspacing)in the rear. "

If you were willing to get custom (or corrected) backspaced wheels, would it really matter if you were running a 58.5 inch rear end?

I have a disc brake 3.45 posi 87 trans am GTA that i believe is 62" wide under the 50 chevy i'm working on right now, and it fit great with normal wheels. I plan on getting 8" wheels and setting them up with correct backspacing, and haven't seen any clearance issues while working under there yet.

I left the axle stock and made the frame coil spring 3 link with watts linkage, so i could get a Ford 9" or Chevy 12 bolt that's made to drop right into that generation firebird camaro, and it'd be bolt in.

However, i don't think all that affects the wheel spacing issue at all.



Have you checked for frame interference on full spring compression (bottoming out)? The frame is only 47" wide above the axle. The 4wd S-10 calipers would have become the bump stops (they were only 44.5" apart (I tried to mount one and no clearance).




 
chevynut53 
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08-01-14 05:58 AM - Post#2473483    
    In response to johnnymv1

I suggest you dump the 235, locate a Chevy truck 261c.i. and install Chevy s-10 5 speed behind it.
Dual Carter Webers from Tom Langdon on Offy Intake - look and run great. I have 55 Chevy rear end 3.73 with manufactured drive shaft and the install of rear end was simple. Torque of 261 is super, 70mph at 2200.



 
lossickboyz 
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08-27-14 07:43 PM - Post#2480090    
    In response to Sixshooter

am on the same boat, i got a 53 bel air that am working on. i just pulled out the stock rear end. i also wanted to know what rear end i could use? ill be running a stock 350 combo(350 motor + 350 tranns) it will be just a cruiser. what year and what model car would be my best way to go? i was told i can use an s10 or a camaro, but what year? i need help please a lil info goes a long way.



 
raycow 
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08-28-14 05:57 PM - Post#2480291    
    In response to lossickboyz

People who can find them like the 55-57 rears, but those are getting scarce and/or expensive.

Of the other common rears with the right wheel bolt pattern, 2nd gen Camaro have the right spacing on the spring pads, but are about 1-1/2" wider than stock. S-10 4WD (any year) are the right width, but you will need to relocate the spring pads. Same thing for 68-up Novas.

If you don't mind more welding, 58-64 Chevy full-size are the right width. So are 64-67 A-bodies, but those have a couple of large cast lugs for the upper control arms which may or may not cause a problem for you.

If you need more info. please ask.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
lossickboyz 
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08-30-14 12:13 PM - Post#2480657    
    In response to raycow

Thanks for the info, you helped me out. Am gonna look for a 2nd gen camaro, but most likeley go with an s10 4x4 since there alot more common to find. Thanks again.



 
Mcloud 
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02-02-15 08:26 PM - Post#2520013    
    In response to DZAUTO

If I do this 58-64 3-speed swap into my '50, will it connect OK and work with the stock shift linkage? Thanks.

1950 Styleline Special, 216, 3-On-Tree, stock. 1955 Bel Air, stock V8.


 
raycow 
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02-03-15 11:27 AM - Post#2520200    
    In response to Mcloud

The shift arms aren't identical, but you can make it work by swapping parts from the old trans. Of course this is true only if you have the trans in the stock location.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Mcloud 
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02-11-15 09:46 PM - Post#2522570    
    In response to DZAUTO

Tom; (My car: 1950 Styleline, 216, manual, all stock) Plan: Swap in '55-62 stock 235, open rear end, and '58-65 'short tail' 3-speed manual. Will the shifter rods from my car hookup and work OK with the later transmission? Thanks for your help.

1950 Styleline Special, 216, 3-On-Tree, stock. 1955 Bel Air, stock V8.


 
krchevy 
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04-03-15 05:42 AM - Post#2536392    
    In response to Sixshooter

A FRIEND AND I PUT A 9 INCH FORD REAR END FROM A BRONCO,IN A 49 CHEVY. PUT NEW PERCHES ON THE REAREND ITS THE RIGHT WIDTH FAIRLY SIMPLE JOB



 
gsnort 
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05-07-16 07:06 AM - Post#2626838    
    In response to krchevy

Hi, I'm new to Chevy Talk. It's very interesting and helpful.

I retired from teaching in 1996 and since then have hot-rodded a '35 Plymouth coupe and '57 GMC 100 pickup for myself and also a '47 Ford pickup for my older grandson. I'm in the process of hopefully spending my last year on a '39 Dodge 2-door rod for my younger grandson.

That's why I recently bought a 1952 Chevy 2-door Styleline Deluxe for myself. I've wanted one ever since I was 18. I am now 77.

The '52 will be my next project, but I am in the process of collecting parts for it.

I see that a '65 Chevelle's rear end will work under my '52. Will a '65 Impala's work, as well? Thanks in advance for any help.



 
raycow 
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05-07-16 09:08 AM - Post#2626854    
    In response to gsnort

The Impala rear is wider than the Chevelle. I'm guessing at least 2", but I don't know exactly how much, so it would be best to measure it before you lay down your money.

Assuming the width is acceptable, I can't think of any obvious reason why you couldn't use it. You will have to weld on the spring mounts and cut off any control arm brackets that are in the way, which you would still have to do with the Chevelle anyway. One advantage of the Impala rear is that it doesn't have the large cast lugs on top of the center section that the Chevelle has. It also has larger brakes, although the Chevelle brakes are certainly adequate for a 49-54 car.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
gsnort 
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05-07-16 03:17 PM - Post#2626903    
    In response to raycow

Thank you very much for your quick reply. It's much appreciated.



 
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