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Advanced Design Rear end swap with impala?

Does anyone know the width of the 1969 Chevy Impala Sedan rear end?


There is a 1969 Chevy Impala Sedan for sale locally for parts that has a 350 engine and 350 turbo tranny. I am interested in it but I will definitely buy it if I can use the rear end from it. I am asking because I haven't been able to find any info online for the width of the 1969 Impala. I know the camaro, nova, corvette, etc. rear ends sizes, just curious about the Impala.

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Are you wanting to use the Impala rear end in another Impala? If you are then it will fit from '65 to '71. If you want to use it in another car then it's going to be too wide. The Impala rear end is a little different from other car rear ends. It uses the truck axle bearings and brakes, and it may have the truck 5 on 5 bolt pattern.
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I was wanting to swap it into my '49 Chevy truck. The truck will work with 58"-60" rear axles.
There is a 69 Impala for sale locally for parts and I am very interested if the rear end is compatible.
I know many of the Chevy passenger cars will fit, just not sure about the impala and there isn't really any info on the 69 as far as rear axle.
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I was wanting to swap it into my '49 Chevy truck. The truck will work with 58"-60" rear axles.
There is a 69 Impala for sale locally for parts and I am very interested if the rear end is compatible.
I know many of the Chevy passenger cars will fit, just not sure about the impala and there isn't really any info on the 69 as far as rear axle.
I believe you'll find the Impala rear is way too wide. Best look for a mid 70's Camaro or Firebird. They are exactly the correct width.

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http://www.impalas.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12 Check here for information on the Impala rear end.
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thanks guys. I appreciate it. I thought it would be way too wide.
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I have used a 69 Impala rear in a AD truck with no problems. 65 to 70 Impala are within 1/2" to being the same as the 70 and up Camaro. 71 and up Impalas are about 4" wider than a Camaro.
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