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    Default width of S10 rear axle

    I'd like to know the width of an S10 rear axle, dimensions I need are from backing plate,to backing plate. I have a twisted idea for a new project, and I'd appreciate any info
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    Coming from you Jeff this could get interesting

    Took some measurements of a 2WD rear from backing plate to backing plate (48") as well as the spring perch measurements (38.5")



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    thanks Jamie I think my idea will work. I wasn't sure if I should use the distance between backing plates, or if I should have measured between the outside edges of the axle flanges.

    and yes, this project,if I find the right candidate,(years 82-87 is what I'm gonna look for) it WILL be VERY interesting
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    well, what is it???? you can't just leave us hanging like that!

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    ok....... picture this........ my 550 hp Buick 430 (from my 82 regal), in an S10
    I'd be planning using the rear axle from under My regal, and some other parts off it. talk about a wild ride ;)
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    sweet! that would be really cool.... DO IT NOW!!!

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    oh I fully intend to ;) I'm gonna search for an early one, from 82-86, I think I can find one with a bad engine/trans for cheap. the regal's rear end may be a couple inches wider, but if I flare the rear wheel openings, I think it'll be good.

    I'd leave all the stock trim/ emblems on it, sooooo,can you say......SLEEPER???? ;)
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    just make sure you don't leave the body behind on the starting line. With all that power, I could see the chassis flying straight from under that rest of the truck.
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    I may need to get a pilot's license too ;) oh, this is gonna be fun
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    well, I took a spring perch mount measurement on the rear axle on my regal, I also got 38.5 inches!! so, I think it will go right in I am going to have the guy who sold me my suburban, look for a good 82-89 chevy S10/ gmc S15 with a dead engine/trans for the project.
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