72 rear end how much can it be shortened

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by ceas350, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    This sounds like a wack idea,but I have seen A-Body cars with G-Body rear,which give the same result. The G-Body rear is narrower. Either way,you have some work to do.
  2. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    I'm all for work. How do the g body rear ends handle tq vs the old a bodies?
  3. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    If you get a grand national or 442/HO rear,they are an 8.5” 10-bolt. Same guts as what you have now. Different housing.
  4. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Cool! Might be a hard find but I'll look around
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Gbody rear in Abody and vice versa requires either offset custom control arms from baseline suspension or the like or spherical bushings in the upper ears and the arms

    Gbody 8.5 rears have much smaller axle tubes and c clips,= Not good

    Just need to narrow the 8.5 you have , I can do one and blast and paint if you want $350 plus ship
  6. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Hey thanks fort the heads up. I might just take you up on that offer when time comes. I still need to figure wheels and tires. I will likely start a build thread seeing as I will be restoring the lark.

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