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I have a 69 Dart with a 7 1/4 rear out of a 74 Scamp (big bolt pattern. I have an a body 8 3/4 that i want to put in the car. Can i just swap the breaks off of the 7 1/4 on to the 8/ 3/4??

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They won't swap as far as I know, the 7 1/4 is the odd man out.. The easiest thing to remember is that any big bolt pattern axle brakes can bolt to any other big bolt pattern axle. And keep everything as a system, don't try to mix and match drums and backing plates etc.
 

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Try and ID the year/body style your 8.75 is from. Then get backing plates.
i.e.- if your rear is from a '69 Ply. you can get backing plates from a '69 full size Dodge that could be larger
which would allow larger brakes on your project.
 

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well heres another problem.. My wheels just fit. I have a bout 1/4" of clearance on both sides. I know that from flange to flange my 7 1/4 is the same as an a body 8 3/4. If i use big bolt patter breaks, will it push my whees out?

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