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Old 10-17-2004, 09:06 PM
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Red face 1954 Chevy car rear end swap help!

I am seeking information on swapping a Ford 9" rearend into my 1954 Chevy 2 door car. I am planning an airbag rear suspension with a triangular four link to get the rear of the car as low as possible. This project won't be high horsepower, but will be low and smooth. Any suggestions on the rearend swap would be great!

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I've got a 1953 4 door Chevy. The guys I bought it from installed a 4-link Chevy diff but their fabrication was very poor. They also had the angle of the upper link arms wrong. After removing it and trying to re-install it properly I cam to the conclusion that it's not the right setup for the type of car. Due to the shape of the floor below the rear seat you can't get the aupper arms at the right angle while getting it as low as possible. I then made a decision to rob the Jaguar rear end which was meant for my GMC panel and put that into the Chevy. To be honest it was quite an easy install. I did however have to cut two holes in the trunk floor to clear the rear shock mountings but I didn't have an issue with that. I did however have an issue with cutting the floor below the seat as that would have meant that I wouldn't be able to use the rear seat.

I.M.O. I think you're gonna be better off with parallel leaf springs or some kind of I.R.S. setup like that of the Jaguar XJ6.
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