Wondering rear end

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GPguy1984

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Will a 66 Chevelle/Malibu rear end work in a gbody. I've found one for $500. It all looks right for the mounts?
 
84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

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Too wide I believe, and even though the mounts look similar the position and angles will be off.
 
pontiacgp

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64 to 67 Chevelle rear is 2.5" wider than a G body rear. You'll need conversion upper and a joint on the lower control arm on the rear end side. I have a 67 Chevelle rear end in my GP and I used UMI control arms with their roto joints
 
84dragcutlass

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Ive heard this said before, but what is meant when saying a "square" setup?
 
UNGN

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Ive heard this said before, but what is meant when saying a "square" setup?
Square means the wheel/tire size is the same front to back so they can be rotated "Staggered" is the opposite of this..
 
pontiacgp

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Is that the 12 bolt or 8.2 10 bolt? From the price it sounds like an 8.2 but one never knows. I paid $600 for the 8.2 and it came with the Eaton posi. If you get the rear end you should check the thrust washers on the pinion shaft. There was a service bulletin for those thrust washers cause the material they were made of was too soft and they wore out prematurely. I checked the thrust washers in mine and they were paper thin so not all were changed out under the bulletin. I got new ones from this place

http://www.iwerearendsonly.com/
 
Longroof79

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