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Old 10-12-2006, 08:32 PM
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Need help with my rear end

My 1951 Chevy 3/4 ton is almost stripped to the frame. All that is left is the front end and rear end. As soon as that is done I will haul it (the frame and sheetmetal) to the blaster. I will be installing a IFS and 350 sb. I would like to find a 9 inch Ford rear end but may have to settle for something else.
Problem: Because they are so heavy dutyI would like to keep the rear springs. Is this the best way to go? Will I be able to use them with a different rear end?
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Sure............whatever rear you choose, the spring perches will probably have to be welded on anyways, so use the ones that fit those springs. I would think however, that you might want to remove a leaf or two to soften the ride a bit.
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You might look here to find an alternative; Rick
http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Suspension_Widths.html
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Depends!

It depends on whether you';re going to be making any horsepower or not. If you have a basically stock engien, use the leafs.

If you're making 350++ ponies, then set it up with a 3 link or 4 link. A 3 link (ladder bar) setup is a LOT easier to install for someone who has never played with these setups.
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