8.5 swap ??

bertscova

bertscova

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Jun 27, 2015
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#1
Hey all I'm getting ready to swap out the 7.5 for a 8.5. I have umi upper and lower control arms along with a umi drag sway bar kit. I also have the drive shaft needed for the swap. I have a general knowledge of how to do it but was looking for some suggestions that might make thing go more smoothly.. I also dont want to send a coil sailing through the neighbor's sliding glass door Haha. Car is a 79 Malibu
 
KCP

KCP

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Oct 11, 2018
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#2
Couple easy steps to follow:
  1. Wrap 8.5 and corresponding driveshaft in foil.
  2. Strap it to a pallet.
  3. Send it to me.
I'll take care of it.
 
TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
#3
Unbolt remove install its that easy

The rear springs wont shoot out unless your car is 2 feet high in the ass

Probably the most annoying thing will be the e-brake
 
bertscova

bertscova

Apprentice
Jun 27, 2015
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#4
Couple easy steps to follow:
  1. Wrap 8.5 and corresponding driveshaft in foil.
  2. Strap it to a pallet.
  3. Send it to me.
I'll take care of it.
I've got quite a bit of time and money tired up in it. All new bearings and seals. Moser axles rebuilt factory carrier with all new spiders, clutches and a heavier spring. New ring and pinion ect..
 
michmalibuman

michmalibuman

G-Body Guru
Jun 14, 2017
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#5
Sounds good should last for a long time.:cool:
 
bertscova

bertscova

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TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
6,050
7,513
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Socialist NY
#7
If you use a hose clamp like this it is alot easier

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bertscova

bertscova

Apprentice
Jun 27, 2015
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#8
I'm just taking the ebrake loose from the rearend side and not touching the rest. Same cable for both
 
TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
6,050
7,513
113
Socialist NY
#9
Yes the pic is just an example of how to use the clamp
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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#10
If you're going to replace the cables on the axle might as well go all the way to the pedal.
 

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