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bayouman55 bayouman55
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 08/01/08
12:05 AM

I am hot rodding a 1929 Model A Coupe and I am trying
to find a used rear axle assembly complete that is about 54 inches wide,(bare housing length from outside of flange to outside of flange). I am going to have fenders on the back. Stock rear is about 52 inches so
I guess 54 inches might do it. Does anybody have any
data on GM rear end lengths and ratios from maybe 1964-1974 or anything that would work for my coupe?

                                        Thanks,
                                        Kenny  

nathan430 nathan430
New User | Posts: 9 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 08/15/08
08:00 AM

rearend out of a maverick,cougar,possible mustang 60's
mine is a 8" ford out of a cougar believe '62 could be mistaken. total lenght outside to outside 54"and a quarter inch  
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bayouman55 bayouman55
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 08/16/08
01:10 AM

Thanks nathan430  

nathan430 nathan430
New User | Posts: 9 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 08/16/08
09:01 AM

no prob. anything to help as long as it help or gave an idea on what too use or what you can use. i love keeping it all ford or all chevy if possible but that my preferrance.  
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nathan430 nathan430
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Posted: 08/31/08
08:03 AM

hey you can try a rearend out of a monte carlo(chevy) we used one in a 48 fleetmaster deluxe,we had to modify the car to open drive instead of closed driveshaft, with a built 292 and origonal gear box  
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Burtreyn0lds Burtreyn0lds
User | Posts: 65 | Joined: 10/06
Posted: 09/04/08
02:58 PM

Yeah im not a big fan of mixing brands but will do it when necesary.  

vertible59 vertible59
User | Posts: 67 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 01/28/09
01:26 PM

nathan 430 has you on the righ track.  others to try are 63-5 v-8 comet, 63-65 v-8 falcon, and 62-65 v-8 fairlane and merc meteor. all are 8 inchers (unless you luck up and find a 9 inch that came under a 271 hp car!) and will hold up well in most street applications.