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Old 10-05-2011, 05:17 PM
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I am working on my 1950 chevy truck and was wondering what the best rear end would be for it. I am planning on putting a small block engine in it. any help or infor would be greatly appreciated.

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Mid 70's Camaro or Firebird. The are within an inch of being the exact width of your stock axle and are still fairly plentiful. Here's my '53 chassis with a 78 Firebird 10 bolt rear end.



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A 6 lug 1/2 ton axle from a 67-87 will fit nicely if there's a need to retain the original wheel bolt pattern.67-72 axle is just about the same width.I used a 73-87 type 1/2 ton 4x4 axle in my 50 Chevy PU.It's two inches wider but fits nicely.The earlier axles are truck 12 bolts,most 73 and up are 10 bolt.
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Mid 70's Camaro or Firebird. The are within an inch of being the exact width of your stock axle and are still fairly plentiful. Here's my '53 chassis with a 78 Firebird 10 bolt rear end.



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Is that a Mustang II IFS on the front of your frame?
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Yes. Heidts Mustang II IFS with the big GM disk brake kit and power rack.

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did u have 2 do any mods 2 the rearend 2 place it in place.
do u have and picture of the rear
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did u have 2 do any mods 2 the rearend 2 place it in place.
do u have and picture of the rear
the spring perches have to be changed. jegs or summit racing should have them.or any 4wheel drive shop.
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Actually I used the rear springs from a Dodge Caravan and moved the front mount outboard of the frame to make the springs parallel. Doing this did not require any changes in the spring perches and it lets the springs work properly.

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