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Area_51 04-13-2006 10:12 PM

1951 Chevy coupe Rear
 
hi guys

I have a 1951 2dr Chevy coupe and it has its original rear in it and Iím looking to update it . Iím putting in a b&m 400 turbo trans and I wonít something strong and dependable. Iím looking for something in the late 70's or newer. what kind of car would you guys say i could get this rear out of.

thank you

Dan

matt167 04-14-2006 09:27 AM

2nd gen Camero rear end's swap right in i'v heard. find 1 in a yard, measure to be shure it will fit.

you couldn't use the original rear with a T400 anyway, it's a torque tube rear, and likely 4.11 gears at that. Luckily being my car is a PG car, I have 3.55 gears

Why run a T400? BB's don't fit in a early 50's Chevy without a lot of work, and the T400 will take a lot of power from a SB, T350 is a better choice. also, you will need to relocate the e brake stuff, it's in the way for a V8.

Area_51 06-09-2006 08:17 PM

1951 chevy Rear ?
 
hi I have a 1951 chevy Styleline Delux sport Coupe

and i want to update the rear I was wondeing if any one would know the mesurements and out of what car i would get the rear out of ?

thank you

Dan

Area_51 06-11-2006 10:07 AM

1951 chevy coupe Rear ?
 
hi guys

as you all might know that im building a 1951 chevy skiline Deluxe sports coupe and im looking to update the rear i think im going to go with a nova rear.

but my ? is what gear rasheo should i go with? i know i want a posi rear and something good on gas to but a stong and dependable one to.


if you can get back to me asap it would be helpfull.

thank you

Dan :evil:

RDavid 06-11-2006 10:51 AM

51 Rear End
 
I have a 50 Chevy Fleetline.. The first thing to consider for me was the width which I measured to be 60" outside to outside. I ended up using a 73 Camaro Posi I picked up on Ebay. It is a 350 ratio.. I liked that because I want to cruise mostly but get there sort of quick. I also have a 700R4 Tranny so that helps with gas etc.
Just a note.. I have a couple of friends who used 55-57 chevy rear ends with great success... Another that fits is a late model S-10 so you can have disc brakes if you can afford it ....

Get what fits under there. Just keep in mind that you will only be able to use 8-9in tires because of the way the inner fenderwells are made.

I am tubbing a little to fit larger tires under there. Instead of using a cut down rear, I am doing backspacing on my wheels for the larger tires. 10-12 Inches. I narrowed my chassis using a driveshaft loop crossmember and some braces. It really strenghtened up the chassis. If want to see just email me.

RD

Deuce 06-11-2006 08:38 PM

The rear end under your car originally was in the 59 inch range. Measured this way ...

http://www.kevinstang.com/5ncp.jpg

I have used 57 to 59 Ford passenger car rear ends under the 49 to 54 Chevrolet cars ... but then ... I use them under almost everything I do ... 78 up Monte Carlo and Malibu rears also work nice ... and have the standard GM Chevrolet wheel pattern ( 5 on 4.5 ) .

Here is a link that lists a good many vehicle widths ... both front and rear ... for common American vehicles .

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm

Area_51 06-12-2006 08:38 PM

51 chevy rear ?
 
you said something about a S-10 Rear. my friend said thats a good rear to use but he didnt know out of what year S-10 to take it out of .all he said is make shur its 2wD and it has a 309 or a 310 Gear Ratio.

also would you know if they came with a posi rear with a 309 or 310 gear ratio ?


thenk you

Dan

Area_51 06-12-2006 08:42 PM

51 chevy rearend update ?
 
hi guys

i have a 1951 chevy coupe my stock rear i mesured from backing plate to backing plate at 54 in and i would like to update my rear .
so.
my friend said thats a S-10 rear is good rear to use but he didnt know out of what year S-10 to take it out of .all he said is make shur its 2wD and it has a 309 or a 310 Gear Ratio.

also would you know if they came with a posi rear with a 309 or 310 gear ratio ?


thenk you

Dan

RDavid 06-12-2006 08:56 PM

Now keep in mind that I dont know all that I understand about this but.......From all I have heard you do want one out of a 4wd because a lot of them are limited slip and the 96 and above have disc brakes...

Just a thought....

Deuce 06-12-2006 09:23 PM

Do you NOT read the replies to your questions ... or do you just sit around and ask questions trying to raise your post count ... ??

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1951...ear-91478.html

And then ...

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1951...ear-91375.html

Most of your questions have been answered ...
Not trying to be HARD about it but ... your credibility is sinking fast ...

Crosley 06-12-2006 10:39 PM

Area_51....

folks here are trying to help you.

I merged a few of your posts where you ask the same basic questions.

Please do not start a new thread with the same questions again...


I will dump all new threads with the repeated rear diff question

thx, have a nice day.

:cool:

Area_51 06-13-2006 09:20 PM

hey guys
 
hey guys

just wounted to say sorry for posting the same thing 2ce it was just a long day and a late night and i probally didnt even think about it i just wounted to find out since this is my 1st time doing this i just want to make shure im using the right parts sorry agen.

thenks agen

Dan


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