8.5 Gbody rearend

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Waterboxguy03, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Waterboxguy03

    Waterboxguy03 Well-Known Member

    Hello,

    I have a guy looking for an 8.5 rear to go into his monte. Does anyone in Ohio or close by have one they want to sell?

    Justin
     
  2. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Justin,I have one,it was just done,it has 3.73 gears in it,everything new,new carrier new gears .I'm going to Cecil race track in September,just find out if anybody near you is coming to this meet,that is if you or your buddy is interested in this rear with these gears.I want $1.200 for it. I also have a GN super duty rear with the 3.73 also,used,I'll take $1.000.00 for it.Bruno.
     
  3. Waterboxguy03

    Waterboxguy03 Well-Known Member

    Hey Bruno, thank you for the reply. If readily available...do you have any pictures of either? Can be sent to justin.amelung@live.com
     
  4. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I do have the pictures,hope my grandson will be here today,he will do it for me.He can even put them right here.Bruno.
     
  5. Waterboxguy03

    Waterboxguy03 Well-Known Member

    Bruno, that works. My guy is interested in the 1200 option. What carrier, brand of gear, and stock axles?

    Any chance you would consider shipping to the workplace? Malvern, Ohio
     
  6. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Hey Bruno,what's the story on the GN super duty rear? I'm not familiar with that. I have a g-body but it has the 7.5 ring gear. Any pics? Are you willing to ship?
     
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  7. Waterboxguy03

    Waterboxguy03 Well-Known Member

    7.5 is a time bomb. Good choice looking to upgrade. Nice little payday Bruno, hopefully shipping is possible.
     
  8. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    waterboxguy,the GN rear is 8.5 like the 71-72 and up .The only difference,it does not have bolt in axles,its like Chevy ,it has a c-clip.By the way,I'll most likely send pictures of the 71 rear now.For the GN,it will be another time.Bruno.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  9. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Well here are the pictures of the rear.I will come back later and tell you about the name of the carrier and all.My son knows more about it then I.By the way,the rear is in my shack,too heavy for me to brink it out for pictures.Bruno.
     

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  10. Waterboxguy03

    Waterboxguy03 Well-Known Member

    Bruno,

    Just to be clear...the one pictured is the 1200 rear? And that one is from a 71? Any idea if that is a direct swap to a gbody??

    Justin
     
  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    That is from a 71.I don't know about swapping one of these rears into a La Sabre,or something like that.I would think its a little too short for that purpose.Maybe someone here knows more about that then I,as I never had to do that. If its for a Regal or GN,they would fit right in,you might have to adapt the part that goes into the wheel cylinder ,they do have those ,very common.Also changing or even taking the wheel cylinder from the original rear will work.Or buy the GN rear,nothing wrong with that,it does have the gears.Bruno.
     
  12. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    What's happening WaterBox guy,let me know if you are still interested or not.Bruno.
     
  13. fastest430

    fastest430 Well-Known Member

    I thought A body an G body rears have different mounting brackets on the housings
     
  14. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    About twenty years ago, a friend of mine was able to swap a rear from an earlier "A" body (64-72 not sure exact)
    [EDIT: I'm sure it was 71/72; it was 8 &1/2 rear] into his 86 Regal. It was one cluster after another: The upper arm mounts are at a different angle and/or distance apart. with required custom upper arms. Not for sure but THINK that the lowers had no installation issues. Then the issue of thread size and style: Older rears are SAE thread; Newer G body rears used Metric... And the the issue with overall width required different offset wheels.
    Long story short: "A" body rears are a pain to swap into a "G" body...
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  15. turbotimmer

    turbotimmer Stage 1 4 speed

    I have a couple of rear ends just south of Pittsburgh if you’re still looking. Both stock 87 posi rears.
     
  16. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Lets not forget that my GN rear ist from a G body car.Bruno.
     
  17. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in the GN rear if Justin isn't.
     
  18. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I think he is not interested at all.so if you are interested,send me a PM with your opinion at what is that you want. Bruno.
     
  19. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    He might be interested. He hasn't logged in since Monday evening. Please give him a chance to respond, since it's his thread.
     
  20. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I have no problem with that.Bruno.
     

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