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Technical 1951 Chevy Rear End Swap Help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KarKrazy56, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. KarKrazy56
    Joined: Jun 7, 2012
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    I have a 1951 Chevy Sport Coupe which has a Monte Carlo rear end now which really rubs when you have people in the back seat or if I hit a bump. Also, I can't even get the tires off when I jack it up. I'm thinking about putting a 2000 S10 rear end in. What would I need to change to put the s10 rear in? Any mods?
    Thanks
     
  2. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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    Gregg Pellicer
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    That sound's like a problem with how much it's dropped. I doubt that an S-10 rear end would fix that . You might need to C-notch the frame or just don't let fat asses sit in back. Seriously it doesn't matter what axle you use the distance from axle to frame will be the same. Now if your tire's are rubbing the fender's a narrower axle will help
     
  3. KarKrazy56
    Joined: Jun 7, 2012
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    I thought it would be the rear because the tires are rubbing on the sidewall and with the shorter rear I thought it wouldn't rub.
     
  4. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
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    riseabove_xxx
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    from Michigan

    when you pull the tires off just take off the bottom of the rear shocks and it should drop the axle enough to take out the tires.
     
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  5. Gregg Pellicer
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    If it's rubbing sidewall then a narrower axle will help. Might be easier to change wheels to some with a little more backspace.
     
  6. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    I need some info to help

    1. What yr Monte Carlo is the rear from (do you know the width)
    2. What is the size of the tire
    3. what size is the rim
    4. how much room between the tire and rear inner fender

    Depending on these answers it will depend what your next step is.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2014

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