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Old 11-12-2002, 05:45 PM
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Hello all, since its almost time to do this senior project for school, and since i just put a bbc in my car, i was told that irs is too much of a pain for the gain/lack of.. plus with the power generated and sent to the rear it might not be such a good plan.. so i originally started thinking of ideas how to do it on my monte carlo ss.. but the times have changed.. a friend of mine has a 64 chevy stepside that he would like to show.. pretty sharp truck and i think irs would look nice from the back of it.. i see a few jag rears mentioned, so those are an option i guess. im curious to know of any specific rearends to look at or can a solid axle have the tubes cut off and have the splines cut off the axles and come out to a u joint and down to another one before the wheel.. maybe have a matched sleeve in the diff added on for length and room for the shaft to slide in and out as the suspension articulates? im also thinking maybe A arms to the spindle.. any ideas??

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64 stepside irs

Well one of the best setups is from a c4 vette. the parts are relativley inexpensive and readily available. you will have to build a subframe to hang the componenents also you will need to either shorten or lengthen the drive shafts to the correct length. all and all i feel thid is the best way to go, not to mention there are lots of performance upgrades for that particular setup. Another way to go is heidts irs setup its a bit pricy but is really cool. i am planing on doing the heidts irs in my 67 camcaro. check them out on the web. hope this helps, good luck with the project.
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:52 PM
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I've got a 64 step-side myself ...and am putting a 454 in it. But I'm going with the 9" ford rear-end. I also have a 69 vette with the stock independent rear-end. Transplanting that into a 60's truck would be a MAJOR pain! ...Doable, but a PAIN! Why re-invent the wheel, a 9" ford would be very versatile, cheaper, and much stronger! My $0.02 anyway. Good Luck! ...Mark
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