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49 Chevy Fleetline rear end

Does anyone have any suggestions for an easier, (economical), rear end swap for a 1949 Fleetline Deluxe (4 door)? Right now it is set-up with the enclosed drive shaft. I plan on running a SBC and a 700r4.

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try maverick 8 in

Maverick v8 and big 6 cars used 5 bolt wheels, Rb makes a bolt in Must II front susp.and motor mount kit Just use the ford pattern front rotors to have 4 wheels the same
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Check it out...

I went to a local junk yard and purchased a gen 2 camaro rearend (8.5) for $100. This is a great rear end for the street and a very good one for strip. I went to Jeg's and got a rebuild kit, an Alburn Posi carrier, 373 gears, and an alum backing plate for about $1100. I now have a very strong posi rear end for about $1200 which is like brand new. In my personal opinion, the best option for the money for my application. A 9" will cost you more and cost you 2% lost in friction due to the offset, a 8.2" may not be strong enough, and a 12 bolt is expensive (I have a 12 bolt in my 67 ss/rs). Plus, a 8.5" is a gm product.

I have included a couple of links to pics below.

http://www.meyerbrosrods.com/photos/...picture74.aspx
http://www.meyerbrosrods.com//photos...picture69.aspx
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Great info! Time to hit the junkyards!
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