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Old 09-26-2006, 08:11 PM
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I have heard that only a few late-in-the-model-year 1972 Chevelles & Monte Carlos came with 8.5" rears, and since pre-'73 units are the only ones that will bolt in, you may be looking long and hard. You might luck out and find a 12-bolt, though, with a similar wave on the cover as an 8.2, but with 12 bolts on the cover and ring gear.
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