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What rear end do i need???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAD*56*BUICK, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. BAD*56*BUICK
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 38


    Hey out there i need help on a rearend. i have a 56 buick special tour back sedan. i need a rear end at least 52" backin plate to backing plate. i had a disc rear that i liked but the calipers hit the frame. front or back of the axle. don't really want to cut in tho the frame kinda on a time limit to get done. oh yeah the car is on air bags too. any help would be great full.
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 440

    from Manor, TX

    I would probably measure axle flange to axle flange since the area where the axle exits the tube will vary between donor vehicles or brake styles. This would yeild you a more accurate measurement. then I'd determine (assuming leaf springs here) what the distance between spring pads, center to center. This will get you closer. I'd guess somewhere between 58-60" at the axle flange.
    55-57 chevy
    82-93 s10 or s10 blazer 4x4 (2wd are 54" wide)
    67-81 Camaro Firebird
    79-93 ford 8.8 (make your own spring pads)
    to start with...

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