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Old 01-19-2005, 04:40 PM
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54 chevy car rear end choices

I'm in the planning stages of my 54 chevy. Any rear end sugestions? I want to run air bags in the back like the shockwaves because we want it to be able to drop low. I will probably notch the frame for this reason as well. I'm open to any ideas. The motor is a ls1 putting out about 350-400hp. Thanksand look forward to hearing from everyone.
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From ease of adaptation, availability of core and parts, low cost, size, and reliability, for a car like yours I would go with a Ford 8".
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Thanks... Any specific year or model I should grab one from?
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Depends on the width of your frame and fenders. Here is a table of rear end widths for various Ford cars. Choose the one closest to your needs then go to Pick-A-Part and get it!!
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Would the 8.8 inch out of a rear disc brake equipped Explorer be a possibility?
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TOO wide!! I am partial to S-Truck rears, for street cruisers. 2WD, mainly because you can buy a non running or damaged entire truck for less than what many popular rears sell for. Then you can get lots of other goodies from the carcass.
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that is a good idea too if the size is right. I like the idea of going with gm parts. Someone else told me to go with a monte rear with 4 link.
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