The 73 to 79 Nova 10 bolt is the perfect width, and the springs line up
beautifully, I spent today installing one in the rear of my 49 3100. Also,
an 8.5" 10 bolt will withstand plenty of abuse, I have a couple of friends
with high horse Novas running these rear ends, and they report no problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: "WR Teto" <email@example.com>
To: "Ole Trucks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: May 7, 2000 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] High speed rear end?
> That sounds about right Joe. I measured the same when I was hunting down
a rear for my 53 1/2 ton.
> I also checked the width of my 72 Chevelle rear and it was pretty close to
the same width as the AD
> rear. Unfortunately, I wasn't about to strip my Chevelle for the parts!
I ended up with a 10 bolt
> posi from an '85 Camaro Berlinetta that was also a similar width. All it
took was grinding off the
> old coil spring perches and other flotsam, and welding on the perches from
the truck springs. I
> went with an aftermarket spring replacement from Chassis Engineering. I
have not had a chance to
> drive this rear end, but I rebuilt it with a new Richmond gear set, 3.23:1
ratio. I don't plan on
> many tire-shredding burnouts, so the 10-bolt should suffice.
> Wally / Templeton, MA
> 53 3100 rod project
> 72 Chevelle Malibu
> > The Chevelle rearend is the same at 54-55 inches and that's what I'm
> > in my 50. The truck rearend should be the same but my brother has my 70
> > right now and I can't check it for you until tomorrow "should work".
> > I don't know of any that will directly bolt in to the stock springs on
> > truck. Your probably stuck having to weld the perches onto the donor
> > rearend.
> > Joe Garcia
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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