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Old 09-24-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Rear end swap

Probably a silly question but here it goes.

I have a 70 8 lug wide rear end and I’m switching to trailing arms. The rear end I got is the shorter one. Will the early narrow rear fit or do I have to stick with the wide axle?

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Old 09-25-2018, 12:02 AM   #2
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Re: Rear end swap

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Probably a silly question but here it goes.

I have a 70 8 lug wide rear end and Iím switching to trailing arms. The rear end I got is the shorter one. Will the early narrow rear fit or do I have to stick with the wide axle?
You currently have leaf springs? If so, it shouldn't matter. You will have to build a mount for your coil spring.
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You currently have leaf springs? If so, it shouldn't matter. You will have to build a mount for your coil spring.
My current setup is leafs and the rear end I bought was for trailing arms, it is just narrower than my current rear end.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:18 AM   #4
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Re: Rear end swap

The diff housing will need to have a connection boss for the panhard rod, which controls and helps stabilize the axle action.
Google a few pics of the pan hard rod arrangement and this will make sense.

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Iím using the CPP Panhard that connects the trailing arm to the frame.
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