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Old Jul 31st, 09, 09:59 PM
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Default S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

I talked to a couple of folk about putting a S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova. They recommended the 2WD donor vehicle because of the width (54.5" to wheel faces) vs 4WD (59" width). Anybody done this to their car? Any tips?
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Old Jul 31st, 09, 10:57 PM
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Welcome to Team Nova.
The S10 had a 7.5" ring gear and an 8.5" ring gear, if buying one get the 8.5" the other will not handle much torque. The 8.5" is very rare, it was used with the 4.3L with a manual transmission. Not all the Xtreme models had the 8.5" rear.
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Old Aug 2nd, 09, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

I've got the 2wd one with drum brakes.I used subframe connectors that stepped the spring in 2 ins. and left the rear hangers where they were.I went to Napa and found a fitting that was standard on one end and metric on the other to mate the brake lines.I've got 20x10s and they clear.
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Old Aug 2nd, 09, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

Mike is it a 7.5" or 8.5"? Sure looks good with those fat tires under it
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what size are the rear tires ?

also, your signature link doesn't work
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Old Aug 2nd, 09, 10:17 AM
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The sig link has the ..... in it which render it useless. If it was more complete I could have fixed it.
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Old Aug 3rd, 09, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

Thanks for the heads up on the link,I fixed it.The tires are 275-30 -20 Kumho.The rear is 7.5 w 410s that I've had in it for 2yrs with a 350/700r4 .If it breaks it's $100 at the pic a part lot.
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Old Aug 4th, 09, 01:39 AM
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I've got the 2wd one with drum brakes.I used subframe connectors that stepped the spring in 2 ins. and left the rear hangers where they were.I went to Napa and found a fitting that was standard on one end and metric on the other to mate the brake lines.I've got 20x10s and they clear.
Did you move the leaf spring perches? What subframe connectors did you use?
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Old Aug 4th, 09, 01:55 AM
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Default Re: S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

The s-10 7.5 rears will take a little pounding if they're done right. I was into s-10s for a while and helped put together an 01 s-10 which has a procharged ls swap for a friend. The truck runs in the high 9s and still has the factory 7.5 rear. We were searching for an 8.5 to build but they were only offered in certain trucks (most of them manual v6 models) and even the majority of those have a 7.5. Anyway we put a set of axels and a spool in the 7.5 and it has held great for the last few years.
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Default Re: S10 rear end with Disc brakes in 63 nova?

I would be intrested in what sub frame connectors were used too! Is the wheel whell modified in anyway? That car looks good with all that meat under it
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