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Author Topic: rear question
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted August 09, 2004 09:30 PM  
Anyone know what width and perhaps what car to get a 9in from for a 73 to 77 chevelle.wanting to get rid of the 10 bolt gm.thanks

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted August 09, 2004 10:43 PM  
We run the rear out of a 72 torino, also earlier model (late 60'2) galaxies if you can find them. But the torino ones are still pretty available here.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted August 10, 2004 12:43 PM  
If you get one out of a mid 70s LTD and cut the right side down so that both axles are the same length it will be about 1/2 inch wider than the original 10 bolt.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted August 11, 2004 03:43 PM  
o5racer, do you know approximately how much to cut off the axle tube? I assume you mean take the tube out, cut it, then put it back in? How hard is it to take the tube out to begin with?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted August 11, 2004 08:11 PM  
a 9" ford with a centered pinion will have the passengers side axle 4" longer than the drivers side. if you cut the passengers side down 4", you will have the pinion offset 2" to the passengers side after you center the housing.

you don't have to take the tube out. you can cut off the bearing cup, shorten the tube and re-weld the bearing cup onto the tube. it should be done with a jig to ensure that the bearing cup end is perpendicular to the axle tube.


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