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Old 06-08-2011, 06:09 PM
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Pretty good thread I got a 79 Bu and now you got me thinking,lol.

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Pretty good thread I got a 79 Bu and now you got me thinking,lol.
Its a great rearend but the offset might get the best of me. I gotta look at the Driveshaft tomorrow and see if it hits the tunnel.... but ill lost pics tomorrow of the rearend in place.
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Well the rearend is all done. Just need to finish bending the brake lines and get the driveshaft made. When the rearend was in place and mounted up I put the old driveshaft in and it wasn't hitting the floor at all. I even put the driveshaft on top of the pinion flange to account for rearend travel.

Heres the uca welded in place. I got a piece of 1/4" steel by 2" wide and put a flat piece across the top and welded two braces coming down from each side. I am also putting two pieces straight down that will bolt to the cast housing.
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Shes sitting on all four again!!!!! Thanks again for all the help everyone! This has been such a great project to undertake. I have learned so much from doing this and have really enjoyed it... Im gonna wait till the end of the year and see how this holds up and if all is well I am going to make a couple more of these to help improve the design I came up with.. maybe throw a couple on ebay to give other people with g-bodies an affordable bolt in rear end that is easy to come across unlike the 8.5", 12 bolt and 9" rearend.

I am gonna order the drive shaft tomorrow and hopefully soon i will have some youtube videos of me beating on it around town .
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Do you have any pictures of the down-bars you added to bolt to the housing?
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Do you have any pictures of the down-bars you added to bolt to the housing?
are you talking about the lower control arm mounts?
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.....I am also putting two pieces straight down that will bolt to the cast housing.
No, was referring to the additional bracing you mentioned above, going from the UCA mount down to the housing so that it would bolt on (I assume for additional strength)
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No, was referring to the additional bracing you mentioned above, going from the UCA mount down to the housing so that it would bolt on (I assume for additional strength)
Ah ok. Yeah I'm in class now so ill post them later when I get done for the day.
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I noticed that you welded the axle tubes to the center casting. Did you use nickel when you did this?
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Sounds like a winner. Hope its been working good.
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