I have one in my '69. I found a local guy a few years back that set it up for me. It was an easy bolt-in as far as the rearend itself was concerned. I used the stock lower plates and substituted 1/2" u-bolts for the Chevy "t-bolts". Of course, the driveshaft had to be modified and I added rear disc brakes so that was a separate challenge.
The rear works great other than a persistent axle leak on one side which has more to do with my seal installation abilities than the rear end. The only serious comment I have is that you should upgrade the spring perches. The stock Ford type are wimpy and mine collapsed during a particularly fine burnout. I replaced them with some Chrysler heavy duty units and added bracing with all the seams fully welded. Now if something breaks it won't be the perches!
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PERKS67-396: I was thinking about putting in a currie 9" rear in my 67 Camaro. Anyone ever use a currie or any other 9"? Did you experience any problems? How do you like it?
I took a ford 9" out of a 57 wagon. The spring pads were in the exact same place and the housing was 3" narrower so I could put on wheels with a little more offset. The only thing I should have done was get 31 spline axles with the GM bolt pattern. Other than that the only thing I had to do was the driveshaft which I got out of a fairmount. It works great!
I called up Currie and told them what I wanted as far as gears(370) and the car it was going in, and the type of brakes I wanted(11"drum). I also had the unit powder coated gloss black.
When it arrived, the brakes were all assembled. The whole kit ran 2726.55 del. to my door. I delt with Kent Anderson. He's very good to deal with. I'm very happy with the unit and no problems putting it in the car. With the hp. of the 502 motor I didn't want to worry about the rear braking. Besides, I don't baby this car at all.
A great choice.
69 Coupe LeMans-Blue
Frame-Off Resto, ZZ-502/502 Crate, A/C, Griffin Rad., March Serpintine Sys., 2800 Stall with Hughes T-400, Currie 9" with 370 Gears. www.mobiletools1.com
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I know I've talked to you about your 8.2 before, but I don't know if I mentioned the 9" that I can build for your car. I figure I can build a very good rear end for around $1500. I use the original type spring mounts so there is no problems with mounts that don't work. It can be any width you want so if you want a litle more offset in your wheels it's not a problem. I know I'm not close to you so the shipping may be a little high. I only use the best parts; US Gear, Timken, Moser and so on. I made some contacts on some nice disc brake conversions recently or your stock drums will bolt on. You have my e-mail address so let me know what you think.
'69 RS/SS396 pro street
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