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where to source junkyard 8.2 gm rear end parts

My brother Paul is about finished with his 68 Nova build. The whole car is completed minus a few misc. interior parts and the rear end. The car was originally an inline 6 and has the stock rear end. Aren't the stock rear end inline 6 Nova's an 8.2" ten bolt?

He would like a 3:42- 3:73 gear in it along with a posi carrier. What vehicles could I source these 8.2 parts from in a junk yard? I know the best thing to do would be find an 75' up 8.5 Nova rear end for added durability but this is a weekend warrior cruiser.

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Good luck finding those parts for the 8.2 in a junk yard. A posi in the 8.2 was very rare. All Chevy 10 bolt rear ends from '65 to '70 are the 8.2. Chevelles used the 8.2 from '64 to '72.
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Well he is on a budget so instead of hunting for all the parts we may get a
1995 and up Explorer rear end (8.8) that already has 31 spline axles, and 3:73 gears, with disc brakes for a few hundred bucks. All that would be required fitment wise is to cut and relocate the spring perches and have the axles re drilled for a chevy pattern wheel.
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I use car-part.com as that is the online wrecking yard parts locator..

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Just did that dance,although my issue is slightly differential than yours
The 69 impala I got came with an open 2.73. I wanted to stay open in the heavy ol beast. I tightened everything up on my 67 charger so it all got to the pavement and spent 99% of my time changing parts. Finding parts for 8.2 in yards,all the luck friend, and when you go from a 2 series gear set to a 3 series dont forget to order the .3" spacer for behind your ring. I'm hoping those little diffs can take some pounding
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Well he is on a budget so instead of hunting for all the parts we may get a
1995 and up Explorer rear end (8.8) that already has 31 spline axles, and 3:73 gears, with disc brakes for a few hundred bucks. All that would be required fitment wise is to cut and relocate the spring perches and have the axles re drilled for a chevy pattern wheel.
An 8.5" 10-Bolt or the 8.8" will be much better, price, parts availability, strength etc..
8.2" parts are getting very hard to find.
10-Bolt Info here>> http://www.oldsmobility.com/10bolt-tech.htm
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I agree that the 8.5 woudl be a much better choice. Parts for the 8.5 are much easier to find and cheaper.
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