Wondering rear end

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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?
     
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    Too wide I believe, and even though the mounts look similar the position and angles will be off.
     
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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
     
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    2.5" too wide is actually about perfect if you want to run a "square" set-up with 8" wide wheels or wider all around, without wheel adapters. I WISH the factory G-body Rear axle was 2.5-3" wider.
     
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    Ive heard this said before, but what is meant when saying a "square" setup?
     
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    All four wheels and tires are the same offset and size.
     
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    Square means the wheel/tire size is the same front to back so they can be rotated "Staggered" is the opposite of this..
     
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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/
     
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    Also, if you plan on being part of this forum...how about an introduction?
     
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    I was giving him a pass, he has a GP......ok, I admit, I'm biased....:D
     
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