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Old 09-18-2002, 12:12 AM
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Question shorten 9" rear

I was wondering if anyone can explain how to shorten a rear end or if yall know of any websites that tell how?? I have a few laying around I wanna practice on.

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Jason

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With out a jig you could mess up some good rears. But you cut the bearing ends off, cut the tubes the amount you want, machine the bearing flanges square and weld them back in. That is a simple description, because to do an accurate job you need access to a lathe as well as a way to jig up the housing (as well as a few other things). Might check and see if Curries or one of the other axle companies has a website showing their process. I would say that this is not a job for a novice.
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Yo Daywalker, Were in VA are you I might be able to help you out with that rear end. it's really simple to do. Ive got the stuff to do the job..
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if you could explain , that would be great!
i set up differentials for a living, but i have never shortened one.
i have a 9" out of a 75 merc i want to use for a t bucket, i fear it is to wide.
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It is too wide. 75 Mercury had two different brake set ups. One is disc, the other is drum.

Which one do you have? It would be less expensive in the long run just to find a more narrow rear end.

Check this link out.
http://hiqties.hypermart.net/9inch.html
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[quote]Originally posted by woodz428:
<strong>With out a jig you could mess up some good rears. But you cut the bearing ends off, cut the tubes the amount you want, machine the bearing flanges square and weld them back in. That is a simple description, because to do an accurate job you need access to a lathe as well as a way to jig up the housing (as well as a few other things). Might check and see if Curries or one of the other axle companies has a website showing their process. I would say that this is not a job for a novice.</strong><hr></blockquote>


Thanx for the info. I realy apreciate it.

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[quote]Originally posted by Lou:
<strong>Yo Daywalker, Were in VA are you I might be able to help you out with that rear end. it's really simple to do. Ive got the stuff to do the job..</strong><hr></blockquote>

Richmond. Send me an email at Chevybum92@aol.com ok. Sorry it took so long to reply back.

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