Axle swap

Fishbait17

Fishbait17

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Oct 16, 2019
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Hey I found an axle out of a 175 olds hurst. I want to put it in my 79 el Camino the axle looks like it will fit just want some opinions on it. Thx
 
lilbowtie

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Lots of write ups on this - goggle it or search on here.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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A 1975 a '75..... ? Collonade body- thought they were way wider. I think you should be looking for '64-72.
with the A body Chevelle rear end the 64-67 were 2.5" wider than a G body, the 68-72 are 4.5" wider.....
 
ssn696

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with the A body Chevelle rear end the 64-67 were 2.5" wider than a G body, the 68-72 are 4.5" wider.....
I think the 73-77 were even wider than that.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Is it really 2"? I thought it was less of a difference- like 1".....
I have the 67 rear end in my GP and it is 2.5" wider. I have a 17x8" rim with 4" BS and 245-50-17" tires and I had to roll the lip a little on the quarter panels so the tire would not rub
 
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MC96

MC96

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I do believe the 73-77 was around 61-3/4 making it roughly 4in wider (vs 57.625)

Ive always thought an easy solution would be 4th Gen F body wheels as they have about 2in more back space
 
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Fishbait17

Fishbait17

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Ok, your input is greatly Appreciated
 
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