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Old 12-07-2005, 08:07 AM
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Problem/Correct length rear for 40 Chevy

I am using a Nova 53" 10 bolt rear with Poise super sliders and just changed to SSBC disk brake conv. kit. Problem- calipers mount at 11:00 on right and 1:00 on left 2" lowering blocks, Pro shocks. Caliper top bolt bottoms on frame and bleeder screws is close. SSBC answer cut the lip off off the frame (has a box girder frame). Has anyone been thru this and is there a wide rear than 53" with the same flange ends.

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MOST rodders measure their rear end using the axle flange to axle flange method......

At 53" , I know you are not measuring this way. Depending on which Nova rear end you are using........YES there are wider rear ends....

68 to 72 Nova rears and 67 to 69 Camaro rears are the same width....the 70 Camaro is about 2 inches wider. 65 to 67 Nova rears are more narrow that the 68 to 72.

I have NEVER owned a 40 Chevy ..........but 40 Fords are 60 inches wide.......measured the way I have shown. My friend has a 39 Chevy sedan and he has a 58 inch wide 57 Ford rear end in his.....

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Duce you were right

I remeasured 58" is axle flange to flange 53 was housing flange tip to tip.
Do you know Camero width
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There are some sites out there for Chevrolet rear widths.....
I like this one.......

http://www.quickperformance.com/Tech...us_measure.htm

It says that the 67 to 69 Camaro, 68 to 72 Nova rear is 60 inches....and that 1940 Chevrolets use a 58 to 60 inch rear end width.

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Thanks Deuce for the info. The search is now on.
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Also...........the family of GM sisters rears will work also.....you know...the Pontiac, Olds and Buick " Novas clones " ........10 bolt rears are a LOT easier to find that a 12 bolt rear.

Is your 40 a project or a running car undergoing a few upgrades ? I prefer a rear end with a easily changeable center section.....But a lot of the rodders around here have gone to the Ford explorer rear end. Good ratios, Posi and factory disc brakes are among the reasons they are gaining favor here in my area. CHEAP.......at the salvage yard too.

I do not know the exact width of them..... ........as I always use the 9 inch Ford......

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To Duce:
This car is running just replaced complete front with Heidt including the cross member and Flaming River Power rack ( Mustang11) added disk brake rears (SSBC),prior was a buchered mess. Have Posie super sliders in the rear.The calipers are hitting the frame. So with 60" rear and notch the lip( lip is 1 " )of the frame the caliper top bolt and bleeder screw will clear. May have to change lowering block from 2" to 1". We will see. That site gave me the info I needed. I have located 4 all with the right gear, now I have to check out 8.2 or 8.5, I want 8.5.(10 bolt).
Thanks again
P.S. if you or can make any further suggestion I would appreciate it.
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