I personally have never messed with that particular rear end but I would
guess that the width would be ok if you got some wheels with the right
backspacing (and width), probably around 5 1/2" backspacing. I am using a
Nova rear end that has a length of about 60" ( from memory) and I am running
275-60-15's on 9" wide wheels with 3 3/8" backspacing. Just remember that
the width of the wheel plays just as important a factor as backspacing
because the width also moves the tire inboard or outboard.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pastorjon994@cs.com [SMTP:Pastorjon994@cs.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 10:21 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [oletrucks] Rear End Question?
> Dear Ole Truckers,
> I stopped by a salvage yard in my old home town today. I was looking for
> rear end to replace the 4:10 in mine. They told me that the '73 to '87
> 4WD rears from a Blazer or 4WD Pickup Truck should work. They are 6 lug,
> bolt and are 3:07 or 3:08.
> What do you think? Is that information correct? The measurement from
> mounting surface to wheel mounting surface was approximately 63.5 inches.
> They were asking $125. Appreciate your feedback. Thanks.
> Jon Callahan
> '50 3100
> Champaign/Urbana, IL
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