Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

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Stuffing a 1500 rear end in a 1200....

Postby petevenne » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:31 pm

I did one of these about 10 years ago and still on the road today. It was known as the Pete and Marge conversion "not me Pete". The opportunity arose again when I picked a 84 interstate with a rear bad punkin.. 1500 rear ends are abundant due to trikeing.. The conversion utilizes the 1500 rear wheel, Punkin and disk, rear brake caliper, mounting bracket and wheel spacer. For clearance of the wider bracket it must be ground down to fit the left rear shock bolt which also must be ground down. Original 1200 tire is a 15 inch with the 1500 being 16 inch.. With this mod it is recommend using a Avon tire. Tire must be deflated for the tight squeeze to get the wheel into place.

Enjoy, Pete


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