What's the going rate for cutting down a rear end? I'm looking to mini tub and relocate the springs for some real tires. Also, should I go with 9"ends? Will they work with my stock drums? Thanks.
Thanks for the reply, however, I'm sticking with my 8.5". It'll take a beating when built right for sure.there is a guy out at long beach swap meet that builds 9" rear ends complete drum to drum for under $1500. seems like a good deal to me for the 9" with gears of choice, posi and axles for the price. His name is Mike.
Ya, I'm going to attempt to tub & relocate the perches myself. Just need to brush up on my welding or have my buddy burn it in after I tack it up. I'm dying for some meat. I can't really hook with 4.56 gears & 225/60/14 street tires, , but I'm still going racin' Thursday in the 1/8!Are you doing the mini tub yourself? I would love to get some tire under mine. Is there a good place to have a mini tub done around here?
What He wants to mini tub my 1st Genask dale (teddisnoke) how he feels about mini-tubbing a 1st or 2nd gen. you might laugh
nice:yes: I guess i better learn how to weld:yes:Ya, I'm going to attempt to tub & relocate the perches myself. Just need to brush up on my welding or have my buddy burn it in after I tack it up. I'm dying for some meat. I can't really hook with 4.56 gears & 225/60/14 street tires, , but I'm still going racin' Thursday in the 1/8!
Thanks. The tubes are already welded to the third member. Any ideas of JUST labor to cut & weld the ends on? I'd do it myself but I don't have access to a rear end fixture.if you want look at www.moserengineering.com for the housing ends you want to run basically its a big bering ford with a gm backing plate all you have to do is grind out your backing plates or you can buy there drum brake kit this will allow you to run a press in bering ( no c clips ) also if you do get your housing cut down have them weld the akle tubes to the third member cause gm just dimpled them so they have the tendancy to slip a little
I'm not sure you can squeeze that tire in there without notching the frame. If your car sat higher, with a little trimming of the bottom of the wheel opening, a 275/60 will fit without any other work--but it has to sit kinda high.I belive I can fit a 295 Drag Radial in there doing this "tub". Am I incorrect?