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Author Topic:   58" axle in early chevelle stubbed chassis
Dirt Freak

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posted October 14, 2004 04:49 PM  
Bent the housing on the axle that's in the mod - it's a 68-72 chevelle front clip and the current rear measures about 61" wheel flange surface to surface - found one that measures 58" and was wondering if it's even worth getting and trying to make the car handle? I figure I can add 1" additional offsets to each side to get close - that's only going to require new wheels, but am I overlooking something?

Has anyone else run a floater this narrow on the old style 68-72 chevelle frame?

- Brian

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posted October 14, 2004 07:33 PM  
I'm not real sure about this one. My metric car uses a 60" but really needs a 61 or 62. Not sure what my old chevelle had in it. One problem that I can think of right off the top of my head is your link mounts or birdcages. Will they still fit right with the narrow rear??? Might want to check that. But I've always heard that if the frontend is about an 1" or so wider than the rearend the car would handle better......I tried this and I like mine right at straight up even.

Dirt Freak

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posted October 17, 2004 06:44 AM  
we use a 60 inch housing in a dw 8 with a 68-72 chevelle stub. seems as though you you should be able to change wheel offsets to make yours work.i just hope you dont run out of room for the clamp brackets. you may have to change a few things like springs and mounting points to get the optimum leverage points on the car,but its all gonna be trial and error at this point.

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posted October 18, 2004 08:28 AM  
How are housings measured? from end to end with all the hubs removed, or from flange to flange?

Trying to measure ours so i can decide how much wider i want to go.

Dirt Freak

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posted October 18, 2004 09:19 AM  
I've always measured them from wheel flange to wheel flange.

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