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1977 Nova rearend fit under a 1949 chevy?

will a 1977 nova rearend work under a 1949 chevy body with the nova subframe or could i use the whole nova frame ?

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will a 1977 nova rearend work under a 1949 chevy body with the nova subframe or could i use the whole nova frame ?

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The Nova does not have a full frame under it, only the front sub frame suspension section unbolts from the body
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will the rearend work and could you make the frame solid ?
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The rear may work if the spring perches/mounts are in the correct location or can be relocated. The rear frame portion on a Nova is made into the rear of the body/floor pan & isn't removable.
http://novaresource.org/axle.htm

http://novaresource.org/dimensions.htm
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This is the third post where you have asked basically the same question. Once again..... YES the rear will work. It is the correct width and if the spring perches don't line up you can easily adjust the spring mounts on the frame....... AND No the front clip won't work because its too wide. If you use it you WILL have to purchase custom backspaced front wheels to compensate for the additional width of the Nova front clip.
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I see this member has asked about a 49 chevy truck in one message.. Are the widths similar from truck to body? I thought we were on a 49 chevy car body

If this member had mentioned truck in this thread I could have told him the Nova sub frame is too wide since I built a 1948 & 1950 Chevy trucks years ago.
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