19.5's on a 66

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19.5's on a 66

Unread post by Franknsr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:51 pm

Hey all, looking for some advice on an axle swap. I'm thinking about picking up an Isuzu NPR for the axles, engine and trans swap in a 66. Since the '66 has low fenders, I'm wondering if anyone has tried putting 19.5's on one of these. I realize the width of the axle has a lot to do with this, but I thought I'd check here for advice before diving into this.

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Re: 19.5's on a 66

Unread post by Franknsr » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 am

...or I suppose I could buy this;\n\nhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-TRAVCO-DODGE-CHAS ... r\n\nLooks like someone already put a newer set of axles under what is left of this Travco. Kind of sad really.

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Re: 19.5's on a 66

Unread post by KB2CRK » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:41 pm

Those are original axles under that Travco. The 220 was on the M300 chassis which had the 8 lug Wheels

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Re: 19.5's on a 66

Unread post by Franknsr » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:34 pm

wow, 8 lugs were stock? That's very cool. Almost worth picking this up.

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Re: 19.5's on a 66

Unread post by KB2CRK » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:49 am

Those axles are not rated for the heavier 270. IIRC the 220 had a 3500lb front axle as compared to the 4000lb front axle of the 270. The rear axle is most likely a Dana 70 which was rated somewhere around 7500lbs as compared to the Dana 70HD which is rated for 10,000lbs.

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