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1988 Monte Carlo SS Fbody part swap

I need some help, I've been building two different cars for awhile now and will be putting one project on hold to finish another one.

The cars are, a 1988 Monte Carlo SS. Full Sp&C suspension setup.
A 1979 Pontaic Trans am, all stock.

The trans ams body is too much right now, so the car is going in storage.

I still need a brake setup for my 88 MCSS, i've bought slotted/drilled rotors and new alum. calipers for the 79 Trans Am. Will the brake setup from the 79 Trans am fit my 88 MCSS? The rotor/calipers for the Trans Am are Factory Spec. I will be using the 88 MCSS's spindles.

Also the 79 Trans Am has an all new rear brake setup, the car was drum from the factory not disk. My 88 MCSS also has drum brake, will the rear drum setup from the 79 Trans am swap over to the 88 MCSS?

The 79 Trans am has a 8.5" chevy rear, and the 88 MCSS has a 7.5 posi 3.73 stock rear end. I have new backing plates for the 79 Trans Am drum setup, if i can/ need too i think i can swap those over to the 88 MCSS rearend.

This might be the wrong section for this but, i have seats from a 94 Trans Am WS6 that i never got around to swapping racks for, they're still original. Will they fit into the 88 MCSS?

I will also be using the 79 Trans Am's engine which is an oldsmobile 403 that I've rebuilt. I can't wait to see how this engine acts with a set of 3.73 rear gears.

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monte ss

the front will the back is a different story
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