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Username Post: rear end width?        (Topic#243950)
goatie 
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Loc: harveys lake, pa.
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06-16-10 05:54 PM - Post#1931425    

I am looking for a modern rear end assy.. I'm pretty sure early Camaros & Novas are compatible. My original rear on my 50 Deluxe is 54 1/2" from backing plate to backing plate. Also, when I find the rear, should I grab the driveshaft too? I want to start gathering parts to convert the whole car to a modern drivetrain eventually. Thanks all!!
'50 Styleline Deluxe
'71 FLH 93" Stroker
'75 XLCH Chopper
'00 Softail
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davidchristopher 
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06-16-10 06:34 PM - Post#1931452    
    In response to goatie

Goatie-

... search ...

... seriously ....

there must be hundreds of posts about this.

FYI
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Rear end: 2nd gen camaro/firebird rear ends are drop in replacements with the exception of having to redrill the locator holes - 1 1/4" forward, 1/8" i (IIRC, YMMV).

Driveshaft: Depends on what trans you use. You'll have to measure.
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gsport 
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06-16-10 07:46 PM - Post#1931521    
    In response to davidchristopher

i just put a S-10 4x4 rearend into my '50.. perfect fit..
Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
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50Ragtop 
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06-16-10 08:55 PM - Post#1931558    
    In response to gsport

Jim, I bought the same rear. Who did you go with for the springs, pads, and shock kit?

Thanks,
Dave

 
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06-16-10 09:14 PM - Post#1931565    
    In response to 50Ragtop

I have a 94 4x4 Blazer rear end and I had to move the spring perches out about 3 inches per side and use 1/2 spacers, one of each side, to get the 60 inch width I needed.
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gsport 
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06-16-10 10:14 PM - Post#1931582    
    In response to 50Ragtop

i went with chassisengineering and bought their complete bolt in rear installation kit... about $500.00
Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
goatie 
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06-17-10 03:08 AM - Post#1931605    
    In response to gsport

Thanks guys. Where is the 60" width measurement taken from? What width wheels/tires will this allow to be used & still keep the skirts? Does the 4X4 gear ratio work well with an auto. transor do you plan on changing that?
'50 Styleline Deluxe
'71 FLH 93" Stroker
'75 XLCH Chopper
'00 Softail
'03 Rottweiler [Bear]
'08 Cane Corso [Fancy]


 
Bob_Hayden 
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06-17-10 04:17 AM - Post#1931617    
    In response to goatie

The 60 inches is the stock distance wheel monunting face to wheel mounting face. I had to use the spacers because I had a 55 Chevy rear end and it was 60 inches. So to keep my same wheels and tires I need 60 inches on the 4X4 rear also. The 4x4 rears come is a lot of different ratios. You just have to figure, using engine and tranny, what ratio you want and then look for that. If you do a search on here there are many threads that explain all this in detail and how to find the right rear end ratio.
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

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Bob_Hayden 
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06-17-10 04:27 AM - Post#1931621    
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At the top of this page click "Search" Then "advanced Search" on the left choose 1949 to 1954 Forum, on the right type in the key words, "rear end". Then click on "subject Only" then click "search"
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

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Edited by Bob_Hayden on 06-17-10 04:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
goatie 
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06-17-10 07:13 AM - Post#1931677    
    In response to Bob_Hayden

All good info---thanks again. I actually learned how to use the search this morning too! I really appreciate all of the help. Jim
'50 Styleline Deluxe
'71 FLH 93" Stroker
'75 XLCH Chopper
'00 Softail
'03 Rottweiler [Bear]
'08 Cane Corso [Fancy]


 
Bill K.b 
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06-19-10 01:48 AM - Post#1932637    
    In response to goatie

Search here is such a pain in the censored sometimes, there probably aught to be a good sticky on rearend swaps to ID which ones fit and which ones of those bolt in versus which need new spring perches.

I have a '75-ish Camaro rear stored for mine - they darn near bolt in.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

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06-19-10 05:54 AM - Post#1932692    
    In response to Bill K.b

i tried that search on my wife...kept showing to wide

seriously Bob..great way to reduce the search results...everyday i learn something..is a good day..oh crap..wife coming..

i do have several links..as do others here showing rear end widths etc.
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http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/oo148/ralph47_ p...


 
gsport 
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06-19-10 10:27 AM - Post#1932791    
    In response to ralph47

here's alot of good reading, if it comes through.
http://www.chevytrucks.org/tech/ifs&rearend.ht...
Jim
Salem, Oregon
1950 chevy, sport coupe. gone, but not forgotten
2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
2013 harley fatboy, sold
2006 JD riding mower


 
super_cheyenne 
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06-19-10 06:55 PM - Post#1932959    
    In response to Bill K.b

Here's a discusion I saved from a while ago,
http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/showflat.php?Cat=...
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzZQaU uAUs...


 
4carbcorvair 
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06-22-10 07:18 PM - Post#1934418    
    In response to super_cheyenne

Down towards the bottom is a chart for F#$d 9 inch rears. I picked up a 9 inch out of an early Bronco for wifeys project. 4.11's and posi. I'll probalby ditch for highway gears. http://www.maliburacing.com/ford_9_inch/ford_nine _...

 
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