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Old 07-29-2002, 04:43 AM
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no you cannot swap parts between the two. the only thing that will interchange is the diff. cover, brake backing plates, and some other little things. if you measure closely you will see that the diff. housing is actually smaller all the way around. also, the spring mount pads are farther out and at a different angle on the 70 up camaro than on the 67-69 rear. you can bolt the later rear in there but the springs will be in a bind because of this difference. the later rear is also approx 1 1/2" wider over all which could cause tire/fender clearance problems on a 69. the best solution to a 67-69 8.2 camaro rearend is to find a 8.5" housing out of a 71-73 nova as they are the same width, use the same spring centers and angles and are a direct bolt in. hope this helps.. scott
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