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mounting rear end in a 36 pickup

i got a 36 chev pickup. Striped down to the frame installed front mustang II front end, just about to set-up the rear-end. I have a jeep rear end for temporary. What is the easiest way to set up everything so its all striaght and there is the right wheel base. The front end was done professionally and is set up right. I have replaced numerous rear ends, just never mounted brackets to a different frame. any tricks?

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i got a 36 chev pickup. Striped down to the frame installed front mustang II front end, just about to set-up the rear-end. I have a jeep rear end for temporary. What is the easiest way to set up everything so its all striaght and there is the right wheel base. The front end was done professionally and is set up right. I have replaced numerous rear ends, just never mounted brackets to a different frame. any tricks?
I have always set the frame up level and square at the approximate ride height, then determined the needed wheel base I then drop a string with weight from the center of each spindle and transfer that point to the floor. Then measure back and make a reference point on the floor at the wheel base distance on each side then draw a line from one side to the other. I then drop a line from the frame to this line and make a mark on the floor and the frame then measure across from one spindle to the opposite rearend mark on the floor to confirm I am correct and square. If they are the same distance this should be close to your rearend center when at ride height. Hope this is some of what you were looking for.
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