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Old 10-03-2002, 08:24 PM
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i have a 50 chevy fastback and i need to put in a new rearend. it has a straight 6 and a 3 spd manual trans and it has a pontiac rearend with 2:56 gears and it moves really slow, i know i need lower gears but i would like to put in a whole new rear but am not sure what will fit..the car measures 48 inches from inside wheelwell to inside wheelwell, and the rearend measures 54 inches from backing plate to backing plate..i know i can go like 52 inches, anyone know what car i should be able to pull a rearend that will fit under my car??any help appreciated

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Take your measurements from axle flange to axle flange with the drums on, this will give you a better idea of what will swap since this is how they are measured.

Let us know what you find, A nine inch is fairly easy to find and modify.
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Try this site for info on 9" Fords. Lenghts, gear ratios, donor cars and much more are all featured.

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