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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote farna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2015 at 3:07pm
I guess you called and talked to them. I've looked at their standard kits and the 78-88 GM G-body (Buick Regal, Chevy Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix... the last small rear drives) kit looks like the perfect one for all the big Ramblers with coil spring in the rear. Will be interested in seeing pics of the installation, and what mods you have to do to the crossmember.  What rear axle are you using? Did you have to modify it or use special offset wheels?
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I spoke with them and based on the specs that's what They recommended. I have a dana 35 in it with wheel spacers cut down to fit the Wheels right now. They stick out a little. I have a 8.8 explorer rear waiting in the wings for the next set up. I need to get brake drums to check if the wheels will fit. I think they should fit since they fit over a similar ford ranger front disc set up.
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i ran a Commanche D35 for a short time with 3-3/4" backset  7" wide American Racing steel wheels. They would scrub in the wheel wells of my 63 Classic wagon if I had any kind of load at all, even just back seat passengers. Fine with just a couple in front. I still had the stock springs though, stiffer ones would have helped -- so would another 1/2" of backset. Did you mention what wheels you are running? You must have a FWD/4WD style deep backset wheel to use spacers with them. Of course the rear drive Mustang and others are now using deep wheels...

Would love to see photos both before and after installation. If you can't post them e-mail me (farna@amc-mag.com) and I'll do it for you.
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