Hi all can I get a little help with what year/make/model rear ends will keep the same drum to drum measurement as a stock 55 rear....either 9" ford or 12 bolt gm. Thanks Ron
All depends on the rims you run.If you want deep set rims of old you need a narrower rear end. But if the modern rim, like the modern Corvette, is OK you can run a wider rear end.A GM 12 bolt w/drums is about 1''+ wider overall than a stock rearend and it helps to have the fender lips rolled...I run a '69 Camaro 12 bolt in my '55 and it is tight. The Ford 9'' needs to be narrowed from what I understand to fit in the wheel well.
I've been told that a '90's S-10 rear axle is almost a direct bolt-on?
You might check the Search function 'cuz there has been some discussion on rearend swaps and I'm sure the threads are archived.:anim_25: