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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by poofus1929, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. poofus1929
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    I need to find a rear end for my project. I am building a 27 T coupe. What kind of car should I look for at Pick A Part? I plan on runnig a 4 speed with a Chevy small block. My chassis is gonna be made of 2x3. What vehicle has the gearing and usable overall length that I can use? Any ideas or input would be appreciated.
     
  2. THE_DUDE
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    Dude, its all in what you wanna do. People will jump on the 9 inch ford. I like to use somthing that has the same lug pattern as the front. That said what do you plan to run for wheels and or front end? Width is also a thing. Help me help tou
     
  3. poofus1929
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    My frontend is an original dropped and drilled 37 axle with split bones and a Posies reversed eye spring. The brakes I'm gonna run have a 5 on 4 3/4 bolt pattern.
     
  4. THE_DUDE
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    Then its up to you, I dont mind usin a ten bolt out of a g body G.M. If you cant see it. But if its is visable you could run a 55-64 fullsize Chev they have a clean look and are easy to get parts for. If you don't mind the look of the diff cover run a ten bolt outa a cutlass they are cheap
     

  5. onlychevrolets
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    8 inch Ford or Chrysler 8 3/4 or GM 8.25 or 8 1/2 the last two are 5 on 4 3/4
     
  6. poofus1929
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    So what make and models do you suggest I look for at the boneyard?
     
  7. poofus1929
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  8. 8 inch, look at Mavericks, Mustang II, etc... 8.25 look at late 90s Cherokee's also, many late 80s Cherokees had Dana 44s and they're around 56" mount to mount. Could also run an AMC 20 out of a 80s Jeep CJ.
     
  9. poofus1929
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    Sweet. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. kiwicowboy
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    I would go to currie's and get the right stuff,,,by the time you go to pick a part and take out a rear end cut all the old brackets off,weld on new brackets,have it straigtend,cleened and rebuilt.curie's is probibly cheeper.just a tought..
     
  11. Currie with custom shafts, third member, etc... will be $1k or better. You can find a Cherokee Dana 44 with limited slip and 4.10 gears at a boneyard. My boneyards sell most axles for around $100, then some elbow grease and a little steel for brackets and a brake rebuild/disc conversion and you're ready to go.
     
  12. Hackerbilt
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    Mustang II is 4 lug even with a V8 and the 8".
    AMC 20...isn't that a 2 piece axle???
     
  13. Vin-tin
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    '27 T's are real narrow. Why not just use an S-10 rear. Mid '80's - early 90's 2-wheel drive measure 48" between backing plates, and 54" to the outside of the drum. I think they also have a 4 3/4 inch bolt pattern, and should hold up to a small-block. As mentioned, mavericks and mustang II are also good to use but are getting harder to find. If you plan on some serious horse power though, go with a 9" Currie and pay the expense up front. It will be cheaper in the long run and less hassle. Just my .02 worth.
     
  14. poofus1929
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    Some good input here. Thanks guys.
     
  15. Spity
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    Get one from a volvo from the late 80's to mid 90's. Its an 8.8 ford and are good for around 400 hp. Plenty with posi's, and 3.55-4:11 gearing. Because grandma was driving it probably isnt beat to hell.
     

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