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Old 12-19-2005, 05:38 PM
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corvette rearend in a 51 chevy pu

I would like to add a Corvette rearend to my 51 chevy 1/2 ton. Does anyone have any pix or info on how to get this done? Thanks.

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Progressive Automotive makes a kit to do just this. Check this link http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/sweetrear.htm
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As a Moderator here, I would like to WELCOME you here.

Which type of Corvette rear end are you talking about ?

The old solid axle type that came in the up to 62 models OR the IRS type that was put into production in 1963 ??

There are kits to install the IRS type. Some IRS rears have different widths, and some are even drum brake equipped. I made everything to install a 1970 Corvette IRS under my 1956 F-100 Big Window pickup ...back in the early 70's.

Progressive Automotive is well known for installing the Corvette IRS under most anything.

http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/default.htm

They list a KIT....

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Progressive Automotive makes a kit to do just this. Check this link http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/sweetrear.htm

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i hope you are talking about a C4 (84) and up rear end....i don't know why anyone would want to put a C2 or C3 rear end in their ride
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For the IRS?? An older type with the leaf spring across the back is still an improvement over a live axle. A bit heavier than a C4, but everyone doesn't have sizable budgets. I have an 88 Jag axle in mine, an antique compared to a C4 even though it's newer than the earliest C4 type. Inboard disc brakes, even!
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