Anyone looking for a nice rear?

Cauterize

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I'm always looking for a nice rear. The trick is to train your wife to point them out for you ;)
 
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Ernest

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Wish i had a 8.5 in my malibu just to keep it more original lQQking, for im certainly not into monster HP, im too much on the conservative side of life... im a cruiser, not a bruiser.
 

Cauterize

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it is wild what the 8.5's are bringing.
Supply and Demand.
Once people realize how good of an upgrade the 8.5's were its supply dried up fast. Not a lot of GN's T-Types and 442's getting smacked up and parted out anymore. Hell even the Fox body 8.8's have started to dry up in my area. and people ask upwards of 1K+ for a roached unit.

All that said, even with a steal of a deal on my SN95 8.8 it's going to be about the same as a clapped out 8.5 if not more once I figure out my axle/wheel situation.
Bet you *ss if I were to find a decent local-ish 8.5 I would put that in a heartbeat and sell all the 8.8 stuff.
 
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565bbchevy

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I just moved my post to this thread.
Around here $1.500 was about the average price for a used 8.5" Gbody rear, I instead shopped around for deals and have about $2.400 including shipping into my new complete QP 9" with 1/4" tubes, dual drilled 31 spline axles. Trutrac with 3.25 gears and I went with new 11" drums and also welded on a rear brace.
It should be plenty for my 355 SBC while still trying to keep it on a budget.
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blk7gxn

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But earlier you said time is money, so one place it is, and the other it isn't? Hmmm
I think there's a big difference in time, between rebuilding a rear and painting one. The powder coating is a big $ extra, it comes painted, powder coating is a big ad on. Figured I'd post it up to perhaps help anyone looking, sorry it has to come to picking everything apart I seem to post up on this forum anymore, kinda takes the enjoyment out of helping others.
 

ck80

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I don't feel 8.5 prices are really up all that much. It's just a case where you see a lot less of the uneducated sellers.

In the early to mid 2000s we would get about 1100 for the average 8.5, but, a bit more maybe 1300 if it was a really clean housing and not pitted for a posi, or, had someone just gone through brakes or something.

Non-posi we'd sell the aluminum drums for $150 seperate then the axle for about 700-850.

That would've been over maybe 150 or so gns types and 442s. Only ever had 3 Hurst Olds though. Cover say... 1997 though about 2010 when I scaled back.

Now, those were going through turbobuick.com back in the Mike licht/Bruce toelle days, and when the gnttype.org mailing list was still a big deal so you get an idea of who was buying them for the most part
 
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I think there's a big difference in time, between rebuilding a rear and painting one. The powder coating is a big $ extra, it comes painted, powder coating is a big ad on. Figured I'd post it up to perhaps help anyone looking, sorry it has to come to picking everything apart I seem to post up on this forum anymore, kinda takes the enjoyment out of helping others.
Got to love people.. :)
 
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ck80

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I think there's a big difference in time, between rebuilding a rear and painting one. The powder coating is a big $ extra, it comes painted, powder coating is a big ad on. Figured I'd post it up to perhaps help anyone looking, sorry it has to come to picking everything apart I seem to post up on this forum anymore, kinda takes the enjoyment out of helping others.
I don't see anything wrong with your post.

It's kind of the difference between buying a rusty clapped out gbody for $800 and building it with lots of repair time, but no cash, versus buying a 12k gbody that's rust free with nice interior for your build.

Depending on your skills, time, etc, both get you there. If you value it all out, eventually you will get all the way there.
 
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blk7gxn

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I don't see anything wrong with your post.

It's kind of the difference between buying a rusty clapped out gbody for $800 and building it with lots of repair time, but no cash, versus buying a 12k gbody that's rust free with nice interior for your build.

Depending on your skills, time, etc, both get you there. If you value it all out, eventually you will get all the way there.
Thanks friend 😊
 

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