This past weekend at Super Chevy @ Maple Grove, PA I picked up a rebuilt 8.5, 10 bolt, posi rear/axle from a 73 Nova to swap into my 69 SS clone to replace the sloth like 2.73 open rear. I'll be doing the swap without the benefit of a floor lift or air powered tools. I was wondering with all the knowledge and experience of the memebers of this board what might be the simpliest/easiest way to swap out the entire assembly from backer plate to backer plate. Would it be easier to remove the rear shackle bolts on each side and roll the axle out the back or pull the wheels and try and take the entire assembly out the side? Any other tips or thoughts about this would be greatly appreciated.
'69SS 350/300 (currently)
'65 327/275 Corvette Coupe(previously)
[This message has been edited by GDV350SS (edited 07-24-2001).]