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Old 06-23-2006, 08:08 AM
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what is a good rear end to put in a 36 chevy.Would like a limited slip rear end.Ford mustang?Thanks

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As a street rodder and a Moderator here,
I would like to WELCOME YOU here ...

Most rodders prefer the 9 inch Ford rear end. I prefer the 57 to 59 Ford rear for almost every project. Chassis Engineering ( on the web ) sells a rear suspension kit and has a list of rears that works well with their kits.

A popular rear end for 36 Chevrolets used to be 55 to 57 Chevy rears ... but the wheel bearing have gotten expensive and brake parts are harder to find lately. Camaros and Novas also have good donor rears for the early Chevrolets ...
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Pay attention to the width. Like Deuce said Camaro, Nova, Firebird and any of the "other" "F" & "X" bodies will probably be good donors but also check into the S10 offerings at your local 'yard. An S10 2wd Blazer might work and it will have disc brakes.
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Rear End

I put a 76 Camaro Posi under my 41 Chevy and have been pleased. I also considered the S-10 because of the width. The Camaro is 60". The S-10 is not as wide. Fender clearance for tires may be a consideration unless you plan widening the fenders.
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i know the ford 9 is a good rear blah blah blah, but why do you want a chevy streetrod with a ford rear? most rodders i know are very biased towards chevy or ford and yet the have a chevy drivetrain in their ford or viseversa

who wants a cross dresser? why not a full float gm 12bolt? or a dana 60?

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Just some suggestions. It really depends on the look your after (presonally I prefer the wheels to be inside the fenders). S-10 4x4 is 58" wide the 2x4 is 54" wide (too narrow). The S-10 rear is easy to find in limited slip and very cheap for what you get. Go after one that is 88 or newer (I think??) and the axles are 28 spline as oppossed to 26 before then. Another option is a ford explorer. These are about 59.5" wide and easy to find in limited slip. These rears have a 8.8 ring gear, pretty strong. Gonna run more than an S-10 though. 67-77 Ford Bronco 9 inch is about 58" wide and just about any ford 8 inch will work, but limited slip will be spendy for either option of Ford 8 or 9 inchers.
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Here is a couple of reference links:

http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/48618/

http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Suspe...tml#Suspension
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In my '39 Chev, I'm running an 8" Ford rear end out of a 67 Mustang donor, with no modifications other than new spring perches. It works just fine. This rear end is the perfect donor rearend for just about every make/model car between 35 and 47, if you don't intend on racing it. It can not tolerate much over 375hp, and generally, you can't posi it. However, Eaton has a posi'd third member available for the mere price of your first born son.

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Ford 8 inch 70s Granada or Maverick works. 57 1/2 inches wheel to wheel same as the 9 inch. Axles same as the light 9 inch. Complete rears for $ 50-100 anywhere. Posis are rare except 77 Cobra MII or V6 cars. Several aftermarket companies make posis or drop-in locker differentials about $400. 8 inch good for 300 hp at the tires but depends on traction. Lots of street rods using 8s now since 9s are scarce and pricey.

I picked up a 3.00 traction lock 8 inch chunk for $ 50 last year and swapped a 2.80 gear chunk and $ 20 for a V6 3.55 open chunk.

Can't comment on the S10 stuff.
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