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Old 05-14-2006, 12:46 PM
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Chevelle Rear size.

Hi guys, its been a long time since I posted here. I have read the fourm often as I can. Im out here in sunny San Diego right now a long way from home but thats what the Navy will do.

Anyways im trying to find the lengths for the rear. Such as backing plate to backing plate. Anything I should know. The rear is for a 71 Chevelle. Im trying to find a 12 bolt rear and there is parts around here but my scrap book of things about my car sits at home and so does the car. So getting any lengths is a problem. Thanks guys it would be a lot of help.

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Old 05-14-2006, 01:55 PM
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I don't know if this will help, but...

http://www.novaresource.org/axle.htm
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Measured across wheel mounting surface = 62" for the 64-77 chevelle.

Approximate rear end widths measured from backing plate to backing plate = 54"-55" for the 68-72 chelleve.

Stock center to center spring perch distance = 25" for the 68-72 chevelle.

Hope this helps out.

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Old 05-14-2006, 02:26 PM
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Thanks alot. I knew about the nova source but I wanted to make sure if that was in fact the correct size.

Thanks 406 thats just what I wanted to know. I didn't want to get a rear and then find out that it JUST won't fit cause there is an inch diff. and the tires rub now lol. That should be all I need. Always count on your guys here!

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When I bought my '72 El Camino, the seller said it had a posi 3.55. He was right. What he didn't tell me was that it was a pre-67 Chevelle rear, i.e. 1"-2" narrower than the '68 and up. Trust me...it still fits and works.
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:10 PM
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Yeah I knew about the 1 or 2 inch diff. I just wanted to know what was normal.

Would anyone happen to know how wide of a tire I could fit in the stock wheel well. Im looking at something around a 28 inch high tire. But want to know how wide I can go. There is no exhaust in there its free up to the frame rail. Thanks again.

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If I remember correctly there is 13 inches between the back and the wheel well. I had a pretty large Goodyear eagle tires on before. Hard to tell. I think I will stay under 12 at the top because the tires will sit well below wheels wells and have enough room for movement in the body...

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