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Rear end swap for a 64 Lark Type?

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  • Rear end swap for a 64 Lark Type?

    Other than a Dana 44, does anyone know if any other rear end is a fairly easy swap into a 64 Lark type? I currently have a Dana 27. What about an S10 rear end?
    Thanks
    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan
    64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

  • #2
    With a Dana 44 being a bolt in, I've never considered doing a bunch of extra work to swap in a weaker rear like a S10.


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    • #3
      Finding a Dana 44 up here is a bit of a challenge esp with flanged axles (I know I could convert an earlier axle but thats another $400 U.S).

      Todd


      63 Lark 2dr Sedan
      64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

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      • #4
        IMHO you'll spend more money swaping in a Brand X rear end than you will bolting in another Stude rear end. Cutting and welding on spring perches, adapting drive lines, making the brand X brakes work with your fronts, changing wheel stud patterns, and setting pinion angle are operations that are prone to error and can cause you big headaches in addition to the money part.

        I don't know what kind of power you have, but a Dana 44 will take quite a bit of HP. I have the stock Dana 44 (keyed axles) and 2 piece drive shaft in my '54 hot rod (327 Chevy, 4 speed). No probs (yet ) and I don't exactly baby it...

        http://www.videoegg.com/video/bnCEyB

        If you just want to change from the keyed axles to flanged axles, I believe SASCO still has NOS flanged axle Dana 27 rear ends at give away prices.






        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA
        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          I didn't know SASCO still had Dana 27's. It's for my 6 cyl auto car so I dont need overkill. I plan to take a trip to SASCO in the Spring. I better make more room on my credit card...
          Todd


          63 Lark 2dr Sedan
          64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

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          • #6
            Todd, I need to call you...sorry been busy..I've got the parts for your 27 as well as the others....don't go nuts spending..I'll call ya..Wes

            Still working to restore my 62 Lark in South Bend, Indiana

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            • #7
              Okee Dokee Wes.
              Todd


              63 Lark 2dr Sedan
              64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

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