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Technical 1933 ford pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by old chevy nut, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. old chevy nut
    Joined: Nov 22, 2010
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    old chevy nut
    from va

    hello im just starting a my 33 ford pickup build, my question is ill be using my full bed and rear fenders, what width rear end will fit nicely under it and sit in my fenders properly thanks for any help
  2. Harland grunder
    Joined: Aug 11, 2016
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    Harland grunder

    33 ford
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  3. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,850

    from Zoar, Ohio

    That depends on what rim and tire combo you plan to use. Offset makes a difference.
  4. old chevy nut
    Joined: Nov 22, 2010
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    old chevy nut
    from va

    a modern newer rear end

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    I used a 8" ford. You'll need to measure everything and figure out what wheels you'll use

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  6. woodsnwater
    Joined: Apr 4, 2016
    Posts: 443

    from North Al.

    A ford 8" looks good (no back cover plate) and will handle close to 400HP. One out of a Granada is around 53" backing plate to backing plate and one out of a 67 cougar or mustang is around 58" I believe.
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  8. 32owner
    Joined: Nov 30, 2009
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    my 34 has a ranchero rear end
  9. Before I suggest a modern rear end I would like to ask the "theme" of the truck? My 4 cylinder Chevy II powered AVATAR has a '32 rear end. If I was building your truck with a flathead, a Model B banger, or a 4 cylinder Chevy II I would definitely use a '33 rear end. With a powerful late model engine I would definitely go to a later rear end. What engine do you plan?

    Charlie Stephens
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017
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  10. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,889

    from 06492 ct

    56 in to 58 in.wheel mounting surface
  11. Using a Maverick 8" in my '34. It is 56 1/2" wide.
  12. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies

    we used to use mavericks... but if you find one, you should look close they have been sitting around for 30 years...
    bought one, the backing plates were rusted off... had a wider cougar, bent housing...
    I would consider new housing, axles and brakes... IMO.
  13. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
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    from Mayberry

  14. Schwanke Engines
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    Schwanke Engines

  15. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    What wheel style / type / bolt pattern are you contemplating? Adn what other drivetrain mods are you planning? Rebuilding the stock rear with later juice brakes is an option.
  16. Schwanke Engines
    Joined: Jun 12, 2014
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    Schwanke Engines

    Spacers and adapters make this a non issue now.

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