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Offline Gattzu

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A new Rear-End
« on: April 15, 2007, 02:57:56 PM »
I bought a new rear for my car a while back, over the past 2 weeks I've finally got it installed and fit the way I want.
It's a bit large, and the suspension has been all replaced. But I like the final outcome (still needs a little paint to look 100%)
This is a 79 with a Dana 60, and a Coil over conversion. Leafs, and shocks were all removed. Also has one of the new tires just sitting on the lugs because it doesn't entirely fit yet.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 04:40:36 PM »
Nice! That's a setup you never think about. What gears are you running?
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 04:43:02 PM »
It has 4.10's in it.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 05:20:41 PM »
nice set-up... but where you going to tuck the exhaust in?
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 05:31:20 PM »
I haven't quite figured that out yet, Im thinking it's going in front of the rear tires, but I'd like to have it out the rear, with the big tires I think that will give me a little trouble however.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 08:25:38 PM »
Finished up tonight and was able to mount my rear tires, they make  me all giddy.


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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 10:20:15 PM »
what size tire are you runnin ?
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 10:57:22 PM »
345/55/15

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007, 11:35:22 PM »
Did you tub the car? I've never heard of 345's fitting, 315's are as big as I've ever seen. Atleast fitting in the wheelwells.

Those BFG drag radials are nice though, I had them on my '78 for awhile but I wanted something with more sidewall support.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 11:43:23 PM »
I guess you could call it a mini tub, I didn't have to cut the frame apart and I still get to keep my rear seats but the inner fenders were cut so that the tires would fit.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007, 11:47:58 AM »
I guess you could call it a mini tub, I didn't have to cut the frame apart and I still get to keep my rear seats but the inner fenders were cut so that the tires would fit.


do you already have pictures of that? if not id really like to see them....
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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2007, 08:27:53 PM »
Not yet, this weekend, I'll be welding in the new inner fenders, and getting the interior back together. I'll have pictures after though :)

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2007, 11:43:04 AM »
Here's two pics, was multi-tasking during the weekend, between the car and the house. So I didn't get everything done I wanted. Here is one of the wheel tubs though.
I took my measurements seat is 45 inches wide (I actually cut my tubs a little big, 41 inches) So I'm going to cut the bracing in the rear seat a couple inches, then weld it back together, should look nice once I finish, may be next week though.

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2007, 09:36:50 PM »
Not thats a talent many of us wish we had!!  :D

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Re: A new Rear-End
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007, 01:45:34 AM »
Im just going to keep posting pictures here.
Here's some new ones of work so far this weekend.