posi question

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  1. Jesse80

    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    is it possible to convert a one wheel drive rearend into posi? or do I need to replace the housing and a new axle?
     
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    Just need the inner guts.
     
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    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    thanks for the help.
     
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    It can be done by installing a posi-traction carrier but it's not a simple job. To do it right, one would need experience and special tools. Its easier to just find a rear differential that is already posi-traction and bolt it in place..
     
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    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Should my rear ended have a torsion bar? As far as I know it’s the stock rearend.
     

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    Nope no torsion bar. Looks pretty stock to me.
     
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    I think he means anti sway bar......and that should not be confused with a bar that serves no liquor.....:p
     
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    Just have the open rear center section changed for a posi one .And at he same time do any upgrades you want. You can do it to a 7.5 rear end .Or go go to an 8.5 if you are going to put a really healthy engine ,Especially one with a manual transmission .Its stronger.If you have the skills you can do it yourself .Or have a knowledgeable friend.or shop do it.Your choice .Good luck to you. .
     
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    Jesse80 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    thanks for the responses. I'm doing a few different things to the car at the same time, but advice is always welcome.
    more then likely ill have a friends shop do the work, I don't know much bout drive trains.
    I was trying to find the id numbers on my housing but this is all I could find. There was nothing on the axel housing and no tag on the cover :(
     

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    Look for stamping on the axle tubes for any ID codes.
     
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