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Old 01-22-2013, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gaurdian101 View Post
I got this 78 Buick regal gbody car has the 7.5 in it just blew up thought it would.....but now looking for a new rear end i want a 9 inch or a 8.5 but have no idea of what car to go look at for a new used rearend......have some idea's about some cars but around here very few junk yards my way......or if you know the lengths or diagrams of different rear ends i can look at would be most helpful thanks....
If you're an experienced fabricator, any Ford 8.8" or 9" will work. The trick is to get the control arm mounting brackets positioned correctly. If they're not spot-on, you will be breaking other parts. The other concern is warping the housing from welding heat, resulting in eating bearings.

If you have no experience doing this, I strongly urge you to purchase an 8.8" or 9" housing from one of the professional shops and fill it with your choice of pieces.
Currie Enterprises Rear End Sample GM A and G Body
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