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PostSubject: e-body rearend   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:08 am

I am looking for a e-body rear end to swap the factory rear out of my 58 belve. Also i need to know if the factory 14' wheels will fit this rear. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:53 pm

How wide is the factory rear end in a 57-58 belvedere? IIRC an ebody rear is 62" wide from WMS to WMS.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:01 pm

im am not sure. Chaney told me it is a direct bolt in rear from a 70-74 cuda or challenger thats all i know. He did the swap in his car, he knows more about this stuff them me.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Smile I used a 65 Belvedere rear axle and it was !" shorter which worked real well with my rims with 3 1/2 " offset. I am running 10" tires and still have plent of clearence on both sides. You will of corse move the spring perches. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:32 am

I might have to do something like that if i cant find the e body rear. I am running the stock 14' wheels. I like the stock look for christine. I have a 67 camaro prostreet car that i race. I love set up on car, i think its cool to race a car like christine. You never see these cars and to run the numbers you do i defiantly have respect for you and your car.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:29 am

I have a E-body to go in mine soon also..I will let you know how it works for mine...
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:31 am

ok thanks. yeah just let me know. also if you find another one ill be interested.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:44 am

1fine58 wrote:
I might have to do something like that if i cant find the e body rear. I am running the stock 14' wheels. I like the stock look for christine. I have a 67 camaro prostreet car that i race. I love set up on car, i think its cool to race a car like christine. You never see these cars and to run the numbers you do i defiantly have respect for you and your car.
I thank you a lot for your comment. I used to have a great 63 Dodge 440 series like the max wedge race cars, It was built to be a race car Painted By Charley Hutton which is a friend of mine. I also had a Cutomi9zed 55 Dodge , I needed to sell a couple of cars for the room and I sold my 63 sick every since. I now have a 65 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible, oh well my wifes but I have to work on it and keep it clean Smile

I have needed the speed for over 50 years . So I beefed the 58 up which is still street legal , but it is fun to race and has a lot of respect out at the track.

You know everybody that has a fast street car says it will turn 12-13 secounds, when they get them out to the track a lot of them does 15-16 or slower. Smile

You will find out Im not a real Cheby lover but I have respect for any great looking or running car. Don't tell everybody else but it is just a little front. Hee! Hee!

We will help you get the rear end you need, any questions somebody in the club will answer . That is why this is such a great club. You will soon fnd out.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:51 am

yeah i know what you mean alot of people say my car will run this or that but when they go there it is alot slower then they think. Im the same way i have respect for any car that is done up nice. Just a car lover in general.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:55 am

I found all the specs....

Stock 57-58 rear is right at 61".
Stock ebody rear is right at 60.7"

Both share the same 46" spring perch width. Looks like its pretty much a bolt in.

An early B body is 59.2" with a 44" width between the perches and will move the tire in roughly 3/4" a side.
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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:25 am

Hey Rick thanks for the Info, So if a guy wanted to use stock width tires the E body would be the way to go. Im sure some of the Mopar guys around here would have an ebody rear for sale but it would cost an arm and a leg to ship. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: e-body rearend   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:59 am

[quote="RacerRick"]I found all the specs....

Stock 57-58 rear is right at 61".
Stock ebody rear is right at 60.7"



You got that backwards. The E-body rear, drum face to drum face is sligtly wider than the tapered axle FwdLk rear.

ANYthing E-body is cubic $$$. A E-body Dana 60 posi probably will cost in the neighborhood of 4 figures. 8 3/4's are slightly less. If you can get ANY 8 3/4/Dana 60 E-body 'hind end' chap, buy ALL you can! You can probably double yer $$ to the E-body croud!
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