Has anyone replaced the Chevette rear end w/something newer?

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    glennsmith
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    @glennsmith

    I have own a BCW Model 52 MG TD Schweppes Special Edition w/85 Chevy Chevette running gear. I would like to make the vehicle more highway friendly and rid the vehicle of the torque tube and have a drive shaft w/a little length.  I have been exploring the idea of a Chevy S-10 rear end with the leaf springs.  Consensus is?

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    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Not familiar with the Chevette rear suspension. If it uses leaf springs, then you should be able to swap anything that will physically fit. If the spring perches and overall width is compatible, go for it. Try to stay with comparable bolt pattern with the wheels. Get a rear with disc brakes if you can.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305618

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Most people use the S10 rear and weld the Chevette mounts, etc. to it.  There is a Chevette forum and you can usually get an answer there.     http://members.boardhost.com/Vette_Man/

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #305619

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Also, if your drive shaft has only one u-joint,  you need to add another.  The rubber mount at the forward end of the torque tube is probably in disrepair.  If so, they are available, but expensive.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

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