I know there are other "rear end" threads, currently, but, I'm planning my next coupe, and I want to do it early 60's drag inspired. I think a banjo looks great, but, I'm thinking they were about winding up their career, along with Flatheads, by then. I want durability, too, behind a reasonably strong Y block, or early Chevy...not sure which just yet, but one or the other. What was the hot setup, back then, if any real power was attempting to be put to the ground? Olds??? Chevy??? I've been a 9" guy forever...it came with being a Blue-Blood. Was it common to use radius rods, or ladder bars yet? I am not really wanting to trust stock bones and banjo's, but, I want it to look like it belongs under there... REMEMBER: DRAG inspired... I've seen some old drag cars with just solid-mounted channel for tracking, and a bunch with rigid rears, BUT, I need streetability/flexability, without it sticking out like a sore thumb. I don't like my hot rods too overly low, so it WILL be visible. Any thoughts would be appreciated... Thanks! Mark.