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GTO rear end swap

What I should have said is what year and model car should I look for in a salvage yard that would swap in?

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What I should have said is what year and model car should I look for in a salvage yard that would swap in?

Whats wrong with the one you have?
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And what year GTO?
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1965 gto. The ring gear and pinion are whining like a banshi. The wheel bearing probally spun in the housing.
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Any A body Chevy from '64 thru '67 and Pontiac from '64 thru '66 will bolt in and will be the same width. I think that Olds and Buick A bodies will be the same as Pontiac, but can't varify that. I put a '65 Buick Special wagon rear under my '63 LeMans and when I started racing it switched to a Chevelle 12 bolt, which was a bolt in swap. If nothing else, you could order a complete bolt in rear of any type, 8.5", 12 bolt, 9", or Dana 60, from Moser. I prefer the Ford 9" because I change gears frequently, so I have an extra third member ready to go.

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Thanks Bill. Just wanted to get the kids car ready when he gets home from the marines
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Carriers on 60's Pontiacs are real weak, the housing is in two pieces and held together with 5/16" Dia bolts as I remember. On my 65 I went thru 3 rear ends before I put in a Chevelle rear end, never had a problem after it. Pretty close to a bolt up as I remember, that's was MANY moons ago ..."if" I was doing it today, and knowing what I know now I would go with what WDCreech suggested, look for a Ford 9"!!! ...My $0.02, good luck!
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The rear from an Olds mid size (A-body) ,'64 thru '66, would fit and be the same width also. I couldn't find the width specs for the A-body Buick, but I would assume that they are the same as the Pontiac and Olds. The Buick, Pontiac, or Olds rears would be the better choice because they have bolt in axles, unlike the Chevy C-clips.

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rear end

Bill took your advice got a 9" and the kids car is the same as yours
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