Anyone ever seen a C5 transmission and rear end swap?

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
399
43
Anglemont, BC
Have a line on a C5 wreck, and have always thought about swapping the rear end, transmission and suspension into my Malibu. I can't find where anyone has done this on a G-body, anyone ever seen this done or looked into it?
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
399
43
Anglemont, BC
Yeah! But now that I see this picture I can tell the control arms are going to be an issue! Looks like this cradle will be too narrow for a Gbody frame, which is manageable, but I'm willing to bet I'd need about a 10" backspacing to get my wheels tucked lol.

I'm sure this could be done, but if it's going to mean back-halfing the car I'm gonna have some second thoughts
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
399
43
Anglemont, BC
Wish I had found this pic you did, answered a lot of my questions lol
 
TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
Lay off the maple syrup man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

Geezer
Aug 8, 2011
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Michigan

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