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47 chevy rear end swapping blues

Ok its been a while since Ive posted! But I gotta vent a little! I'm in the beginning stages of the SBC stove bolt swap. Ive ordered the front engine mounts and the universal transmission cross-member from CE . Only to find out the price of the rear end swap kit.... Has anyone ever bought one from gearheadworld on Ebay? his price is still over 500.00 but at least he offers free shipping!

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I simply used a 1975 12 bolt rear end that I found in the local boneyard. Went through it of course, but it was very reasonable $$ wise. The width looks good under my 49.
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did you use the original leaf springs? What about shock mounts?
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did you use the original leaf springs? What about shock mounts?
I could have used the original leaf springs, but I put new ones on all 4 corners that are 3" lower and the upper shock mounts are just fabbed in and the shocks use the lower mounts already on the 12 bolt. I paid 75.00 for the rear end when pick n pull was having a sale.
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Ok its been a while since Ive posted! But I gotta vent a little! I'm in the beginning stages of the SBC stove bolt swap. Ive ordered the front engine mounts and the universal transmission cross-member from CE . Only to find out the price of the rear end swap kit.... Has anyone ever bought one from gearheadworld on Ebay? his price is still over 500.00 but at least he offers free shipping!
Are we talking pickup or car?

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fleetmaster.....car!
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Posie's makes a replacement spring that bolts up to the stock hangers, and drops the rear of the car about 3" with no blocks. Last I checked it was about $300 with new shackles and bushings. Nice ride too.

For shocks, 3/8" plate about 12" long with two holes drilled to fit the stock shock mounting holes on the frame, and one hole on the other end for the new shock.You might want to put a slight bend in the center so the new shock bolt clears the frame, depending on what mount your shock has at the top.
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That sounds great on the price! but thats just on of the reasons Im unclear on the whole thing. I have dubonnet or knee action shocks. I found a chassis Engineering kit on Ebay for 574.00 with free shipping. It comes with new leafs, all the mounting hardware, and gas shocks. I guess thats the way Im gonna have to go. Now I have to figure out if a K member will be necessary.
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Dubonet refers to a front suspension design used in the 30s by GM. Your car does not have it. Your shocks are a Delco piston type shock, and if they are good are perfectly fine. They can be rebuilt, but it's around $200 each to rebuild one. You front suspension if it's stock is called a SLA suspension, for SHORT, LONG, ARM, they type used on most rear drive cars since about 1940.
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Dubonet refers to a front suspension design used in the 30s by GM. Your car does not have it. Your shocks are a Delco piston type shock, and if they are good are perfectly fine. They can be rebuilt, but it's around $200 each to rebuild one. You front suspension if it's stock is called a SLA suspension, for SHORT, LONG, ARM, they type used on most rear drive cars since about 1940.
Thank you for the Info. But they are worn out and does not seem feasible to rebuild them.
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I have patterns for the shock brackets for tube shocks. I can email them to you.
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I have patterns for the shock brackets for tube shocks. I can email them to you.
That would be super cool!! Thank you so much, here is my email hogbreath73@yahoo.com
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