What modern rear end is comprable to my 72 Skylark ( I need help plz)

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by Gtivalencia34, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    The problem he is going to have is IF he does have a 1971 1972 rear under the car...ANY other rear will have too short of a pinion snout and he will need to lengthen the drive shaft.
    Gtivalencia34 Please post pictures so we can ID the rear that Blew up.

    Thank you, Jim
  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    If I understand correctly,he has a 72 Skylark,which should have the 8.5” 10-bolt,unless it was swapped-out.
    I would like to see pictures of the damage,so we can identify what rear it is,and determine if it can be repaired or not.
    In the last year,I have seen a few people with the 68-70 Buick 8.2” failures,due to the cross shaft coming out. Securing the shaft with a rollpin was not the best idea. The pins are starting to come out of the grenades.
  3. Gtivalencia34

    Gtivalencia34 Member

    I will take photos shortly. I will upload them here.
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    It could be a 12 bolt with 2.56 gears. My first Buick, a 72 Skylark custom had that rear
  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    If everything exited through the cover,the rear can likely be saved. I’ve done 4 of the 8.2” Buick rears like that so far this year. If it actual blew out the casting of the pumpkin,she’s done.
  6. Gtivalencia34

    Gtivalencia34 Member

    Here's an update, I spoke to BrunoD and I will buy his rebuilt rear end. I am waiting on photos and a way to send the money since he doesn't do paypal. What do you guys recommend for payment option?
  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Postal mo
  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    or can send cash Walmart to Walmart if you both have one nearby
  9. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    For those that don’t use PayPal,I have them send a certified bank check or postal money order,and mail it certified mail,so it needs to be signed for. That way,everyone knows where it is.
  10. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Or you could make a road trip out of it and pay cash.
    Quick Buick likes this.
  11. Gtivalencia34

    Gtivalencia34 Member

    Sounds good. Thanks guys. I am waiting on bruno to send the photos and i am working to steve to source something from the junkyard as well. I LOVE THIS FORUM!!!! you guys kickass!
  12. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Glad you got it solved!

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