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Old 10-03-2011, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by CHUMPCHANGEBU
are all the 8.5 10 bolt rear ends the same? i found one for a 9c1 cop car but i kno he bolt pattern is 5x5,can i switch axels to 5x4.75? can they also be shortened to work in a 1978 chevy malibu? has anyone ever done this before?
trying to find a grandnational rear or cutlass 442 rear is almost impossible or way too much money for a stock rear end and than add axles good posi gears etc!! any help would be great thanks
moe
I'm guessing you're aware of the 8.8 Ford diff swap that has been mentioned on several of the G-car forums. I don't know who exactly makes or sells the conversion parts needed- I'm not that far into this yet on my '80 Malibu wagon.

It's a crime GM didn't see fit to use the corporate 10-bolt in all of the G-cars, third gen F-cars and S-10's.
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