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Hot Rods Anyone running porterbuilt rear drop member on 47-53 chev

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedygonzalaz, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Speedygonzalaz
    Joined: Sep 18, 2020
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    Speedygonzalaz

    I need to get a 9” housing . Interested to know what width flange to flage folks are running. I want to run 10” meats on the back.
     
  2. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    The guys at Dutchman told me to get the wheels and tires I wanted to run, set them under the car where I wanted them to end up, then measure between the inside wheel mounting flanges. I gave them that information and they narrowed my housing perfectly.
     
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  3. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    I’d make sure you could get them in/out without dropping the rear spring shackles unless you’re removing everything and going to links and coil overs.
     
  4. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Bob Lowry

    This was my '46 coupe. It had a '55 Chev. rear end in it, stock width. I had 10" wide Halibrands
    that had 3 3/4" b.s. I could remove wheels and mags without issues. Used '55 leaf springs. 46 coupe 10.jpg
     
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  5. gimpyshotrods
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    Not sure how that equates.

    Porterbuilt makes parts for trucks, and deeply lowered tucks, at that.
     
  6. Speedygonzalaz
    Joined: Sep 18, 2020
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    Speedygonzalaz

    Thanks I was going to get a housing from speedway since it’s just slightly more $ than having my donor housing done locally.and it appears that it may be somewhat beefier than a stock housing.
     
  7. I don't think you can fit 10 inch wide wheels on the back. Too tight width in the wheel well. I managed to squeeze 255/60R15 on my 52 GMC pickup, on an 8 inch wheel. About 1/4 inch clearance inside and outside of the tire. Very tight.
    Next rear tires will be 235s. My truck has Jaguar IRS.

    Sent from dumb operator on a smart phone
     
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    It is not uncommon to mini-tub the bed sides on these. It gets you a little extra room, provided that you don't make contact with any suspension components.

    As for narrowing, I would have a local shop do it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020

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