B body 8 3/4 in early A w/ PICS

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. tmj91

    tmj91 member 10,000

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    I finally got around to getting my early b body rear in my dart. few deails

    You HAVE to move the spring perches in about a half inch. I forget the actual measurement.
    I also has SS springs, but I believe you could get it to work with a bit of fender rolling.
    My cragars are 15x7 with a 4" backspace and 205/55/15 tires.

    (please ignore the primer, I just replaced both quarter panels and trunks floor)


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  2. memike

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    What is the last year of this early B body that this can be use tnj91
    Early B body years that will work = ? and thank you.
     
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    1962-1970 is what i found when i was looking. The measurement of an a body is 55.5" and those year b bodies were 59" so you have 1.75" extra on either side. An the perchers need to be cut and moved in a half inch on either side.
     
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    • Demon 408

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      Mike,

      The narrowest of the B-body rears were the 1965-67 and make the best swap into an A-body. See flange to flange dimension below.

      B BODY
      '64 = 55 5/8" (Exc. Max Wedge)
      '65-'67= 54 1/4"
      '68-'70= 54 15/16"
      '71-'74= 57 7/8"
      '71-'73 wagon= 59 7/16"
       
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      • Lelo Dart

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        Have you drove with it yet? Mine looked the same but would rub when I hit bigger bumps.
         
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        so the early A's were 55.5in???
         
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        A BODY, 8 3/4 diff flange to flange
        '66-'72= 52 5/8"
         
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        Will need to take a saws-all to those quarters, see 68 super stock Dart for reference.:-D
         
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