Rally Wheels on a 68 camaro w/9" rear end? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 03, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Was wondering if anyone knows if any aftermarket wheel vendors sell Rally wheels that will fit a Ford 9" rear end bolt pattern???
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US Wheel has a pretty good selection.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 03, 04:57 AM
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American racing's rallys are dual bolt pattern so they can fit gm and ford axels. -Dan
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Thanks for the info guys! I know some will frown on this move but I am going to put a 9"Ford rear in my 68 coupe. It`s out of a 79 Granada. The flange to flange measures 58 1/2 & will fit with perch relocation. Any clues as to anyone who sells U joints that will bolt to my drive shaft & mate with the pinion yoke on the 9"?
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Conversion u-joints are available, I used them years ago with good luck before I had an aluminum shaft made. Unfortunately I can't recall who made them, but it was one of the 'standard' automotive u-joint supply catalogs, not a specialty company. When I did it the driveshaft length was ok too. -Dan
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i recently put a 9 inch in my '67,
i ended up having to use a longer driveshaft;
i got lucky i had one from a junked vehicle,and it
was an inch longer,and i also had a yoke that was about 3/4 inch longer overall length {from the splined end to the u joint end;the part that slides into the tranny was standard length,for my Muncie/PG/turbo 350..}

with the stock yoke/driveshaft only about 25%
of the yoke was going into my tranny,and i had a bad vibration at any speed over 45 mph.it was really bad at 75,and i knew something was wrong,
Next time i will know to look at the tranny end,to be sure its not too short!

I had heard i might have to get my driveshaft made shorter,and thought i had lucked out with the stock setup.


The different driveshaft uses the large GM ujoints,{#3311?} and fit into the 9 inch perfect.

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I installed a 9" ford rear in my 68 that came out of a 77-79 Lincoln Varsalies. Its a factory disc rear. Perches fit perfectly. I recently picked up a rally rim to use as my spare from US wheel. It has the unilug bolt circle 4-1/2" and 4-3/4" and is a 15x5. If I have a flat the spare will fit on the front or back. How nice!
When I ordered my 3rd member I was told Ford had a large and a small pinion yoke. He sent me the small yoke and it bolted up perfectly to the stock U-joint. I also needed the longer trans yoke, for the original only went in the trans about 1" A local trans shop may have a longer yoke for you? Good luck!

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my 9 inch has Moser axles,with the small/Camaro/chevelle etc,GM bolt pattern,and the ford brake drums were redrilled
to the small GM bolt pattern;also.
{GM also has a Large 5 lug bolt pattern used on some full sized cars/1/2 ton pickups/1/2 and 3/4 ton vans etc..}

My rear end overall width is about an inch less,and i had to use my Stock 15x8 4 inch back spaced Rallye rims,vs the 15x8 5 inch bs Wheel Vintiques i had bought for the stock rear end..so the tires would not rub.. Lucky i kept the old factory 15x8's, LOL [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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Sixd8rs, Do you think if you had gone with the large pinion yoke, that would have added to the overall length of the drive shaft & put the trans yoke further in the in the tail shaft? Is it possible that would have eliminated the need for a longer trans yoke? I knew about the length of the Lincoln rear, but had no clue the perches would bolt up without having to be moved... Those rear ends are becoming more & more difficult to come by...
I appreciate your input!
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GWM 68, I think the only difference in the two pinion yokes is the size of U-joint cap that will fit them. I dont think there is a difference in length. I didnt have both in hand to look at but it could be possible?
The rears are getting hard to come by! I did see one on e-bay a couple weeks ago. It sold cheap....just over $200!

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