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Old 12-13-2008, 12:54 PM
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Ford 9" axles in a 10 bolt Chevy rearend.

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Is there anyone who had put a Ford 28 splines axle in a GM 8.5" (73-77)housing??
I did a quick measuring and find them very similar, diameter and type of splines.
If it works it should be a nice rearend eliminating the C-clips and a popular width if using two fullsize 28 inch long Ford axles,the total axle width should be around 57-58 inches.

Please correct me if Im wrong// Best regards RP.

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I think in the street stock classes at our local racetracks they are common to use using GM axles tubes that are three inches in dia.

Ford tubes are three inches as well so weld on the ford ends and you got bolt on axle retention.

You can also weld on your own threaded snout and hub assembly to make a fully floated axle assembly that requires no c clip. Using the steel drive hubs though because i would thing the aluminum one most circle trackers use are limited in life on the street.
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Sounds like a waste of time and effort.

C clip eliminators are readily available for the GM axles.
Stock Ford axles are not that strong, even if you can make them fit. and the wheel pattern will still be wrong too.

Aftermarket HD axles with C eliminators are the best bang for the buck and no hassles and messing around.
For $3-400 you will have a drop in situation with plenty of strength.
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