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Old 03-29-2002, 05:43 PM
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nothing wrong with a ten bolt chevy rear, if it suits your application, you cant beat "free" for a price tag. As far as narrowing, you will probably have to go for aftermarket axles. The GM axles are larger where the splines are than the rest of the axle. If you narrow it, you have no where to have new splines cut into it, as it's too small diameter. The Ford is just the opposite, smaller on the splined end and larger on the axle shaft, lends itself to resplining better. It's all according to how "narrow" you intend to go, there are rear axles that are in the mid-50" wide range outside hub to out side hub. It may be to your advantage to find one of these and buy it rather than buy shortened axles for a narrowed "free" 10 bolt. Look at Fatmans Fabrication web page, he list a group of axles and their out side widths and what they car they come in. Might find just what you need.
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