Rear axle Chevelle vs Camaro

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  1. Silkesvarten

    Silkesvarten Veteran Member

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    I'm having a rear axle from a 75-76 Chevelle in the backyard. Measured the with (flange to flange) , seems to be the same as the Camaro. Or am i wrong ? This axle have "real" bearings not going direcly on the shafts. Would't it be better welding brackets to this axle and using this ?

    Olav
     
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    blades67 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The Chevelle uses a trianulated four link suspension and the Camaro uses leaf spring suspension. The Chevelle rear could be used on the Camaro if you cut the "ears" off the diff housing and weld on some spring pads.
     
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    rear axle

    I know i have to cut the ears off.... and add brackets for the springs :p :p

    Olav
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Measure really carefully before you start. I don't have the measurements for that axle, but I know that 73-77 Chevelle and Monte Carlo used the same width axle as 77-90 Caprice and Impala.
    70-81 Camaro used the same width axle as 68-72 Chevelle.
     
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    Here's this information, hope it helps.
    F Body=58.5 in. leaf springs(Camaro&Firebird)
    A & G Body 60.0 in. coil springs(Chevelle&MC)

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