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Old 04-07-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Shots of a solid axle in a vette

Found these pictures on my computer last night while cleaning up

Very nicely done


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Good God!!!! $$ kaaaaa-ching!!!!!! $$
It doesn't have to cost a fortune. I for one could build it really cheap but I really like the independent setup we have. I have beaten on mine for about 19 years with slicks, 411 gears and a nitrous bigblock and now a blown bigblock and never had a single problem.
Well I did twist the axles but I made massive ones to fix that problem.
No I will keep my stock rearend.
This just gives an idea what can be done
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I think I have seen those pictures before. Nice work. Interesting 4 link design.
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thanks for posting those pictures,
btw what year vette was that rear installed in???
it appear they used the drum brakes??? thats kind of a down grade for a VETTE?, especially when DISK brakes ARE available foor the DANA 60.
I twist off halfshafts and u-joints fairly often, if i use slicks, and the option of installing a DANA 60 like that pictured is a huge upgrade in strength over the stock dana36 or even the dana 44
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thanks for posting those pictures,
btw what year vette was that rear installed in???
it appear they used the drum brakes??? thats kind of a down grade for a VETTE?, especially when DISK brakes ARE available foor the DANA 60.
I twist off halfshafts and u-joints fairly often, if i use slicks, and the option of installing a DANA 60 like that pictured is a huge upgrade in strength over the stock dana36 or even the dana 44


I don't know what year vet it was installed in other then it was a C3. Someone ran a post on it years ago and I just saved the pictures incase I got the bug down the road and it gave me some ideas.
I feel the workmanship is first rate and it would be nice if the guy that did it saw the post and chimed in and gave us more details.
The brakes came with the rearend so he probably just went with them.
I have had good luck with stock parts but I also always ran and automatic with them with a very high stall converter. At the time when I switched to standard the slicks went and I gave up drag racing.
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