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  1. #1
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    Default 63 nova rear end

    we are trying to find a junk yard rear end for my buddies 63 nova. we want a 5 lug because of better rim options, what type of car can we take it from, i heard that a s10 might fit. how much work is it to get one of a 3rd gen iroc to fit, since they usually come with disc brakes and posi traction?
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    you can bolt up alot of different disc brakes and posi.. a 4th gen would be a stronger choice but not necassary. Early nova's are real narrow. You can find a 10 bolt out of a 70-73 Nova.Its close it is 3/4" wider on each side. 71+ usually have the stronger 8.5" ring gear. Its close but you will have to change the spring perch location. Rims would be no problem, just measure for your required back spacing.
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    If it already has a rear end in it the width that will work, just have the axle flanges drilled for the 5 bolt pattern. You can get the wheels you want and continue on with the build. Later you can have an axle built with whatever posi, gears, brakes, etc. to the width you have. Just an option to consider.
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    Vince,

    The 4 luggers had very small brakes. You could redrill the axles but best bet is to find a 10 bolt out af any 64-67 Nova (bolt in) or one of the many narrower 9 inch rears. Where are you located? I can give you some info on some rears I know are available.

    Dave
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    thanks for the help, i am located in orange county california. any help is much appreciated

    vince

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    Vince,

    Please shoot me an email at chevy2inreno@sbcglobal.net and I should be able to help.

    Dave
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    will do thanks

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    Default Rear End Widths

    This site has a bunch of widths listed. You can compare to the stock 57.75" and see what other rears would get you close.

    http://www.carnut.com/specs/rear.html

    Also some of the 66-67 cars had 12 bolts in them.

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