88 Camaro - which aftermarket posi ?

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Hey, how about some pics of this baby?
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You could install a complete 9 bolt rear or a 4th gen rear (if you don't mind the tires sticking out a little). Both will bolt right in. I picked up a 9 bolt for 200 complete disc to disc.
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4th gen and 3rd gen rear suspensions are interchangable. The only major difference with the physical appearance of the rear is that it is wider. The 4th gens also use a torque are. Search at thirdgen.org and you will see that many have done this swap. The rear that I picked up was available because the guy put a 4th gen rear in his 88 camaro.
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but a 9 bolt, hmm...
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How about it Joe?
I had a 79 with a 403 olds and a Turbo 400, what a monster with a posi. Plus, it went through snow like a 4X4.
I miss that car, damn divorces ruin everything!
I also had a 67 in my youth, that had the 6cyl, with the rubber timing belt, when the cam seized in the head. BBC injection and tens all day at Englishtown.
LOL
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You changed the tranny then, the original was a THM350. I don't buy 403 cars---too common and I don't like Oldsmobile power in a Pontiac.
If it's got an arrow head and I own it, it's got the heart of an Indian.
As for photos, the car is featured in "The History of the Firebird" by Marc Cranswick which you can find at Barnes and Noble. My car is on page 81 and 87. No, I don't get royalties. LOL.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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"The History of the Firebird" by Marc Cranswick, pages 81 and 87 :). Browse it at Barnes and Noble (no, I don't get royalties. LOL)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Undisputed and agreed with 100%!
I like the part of towing home the F.O.R.D. after buying it!
LOFL! You made my night!
Thanks for the giggles!
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"for" ? You mean "Ford" ?? And how exactally would I get that Ford rear to fit in my Camaro with all the special flanges, torgue rod brackets and shit that is on a 3rd gen Camaro rear ? I mean, I'm a pretty good welder and all, just wondering where I'd get all the brackets/flanges to weld on to this Ford diff. hehe..

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There are companies that make bolt in 9 inch ford rear ends for F-bodies. Im not really that impressed with ford 9 inch rear ends. Unless every single part in them is aftermarket, with aftermarket axle tubes and center section. Charles
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Ah, I see. However, what would this really buy me at this point? Remember, this is an 1988 'maro w/ a 305, so until I get to where I'm ready to put in a 350, or 383 stroker, the stock rear shouldn't be a problem, right? (and like I said, I "do" have this Aubrun unit on its way). Oh, which reminds me, anyone know if there will be enough clearance to be able to pull the carrier out with the rear in the car? - I seem to recall thats its pretty close bedind the pumpkin (gas tank, support rail?)

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All I did on that body style came right out!
I'm an old fart, and did quite a few of that body style!
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Actually under 400 to 500 FT. LBS. of Torque you aught to be fine with the stock rear end housing. You can Upgrade to Moser Axles, Richmond Gears, and after market barrings.
Moser make both a Bolt in Ford 9 Inch, and a Chevy 12 Bolt for yor car. TRhe Ford rear end is less expensive, maybe around $900 to $1000, the Chevy rear end is around $1,700 to $2000 or so.
In next years parts budget is a Moser 12 bolt for my 85 Trans Am, going with 4.88 richmond gears I already have. Charles
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Agreed if for competition!
Because everything is fabricated. But then again so are the aftermarkets, just not as crappily as the OEM mass produced units.
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if you check the local performance shops they can find 9" rear ends with all the work already done. they get sold at swap meets. and in the local bargain finders.
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www.autoweld.com www.markwilliams.com www.currie.com
To name a few! I hope this helps, but your car will handle like absolute shit!
Sincerely,
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Only the 2nd (Mark Williams) link works. (which is a way cool site too)
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I'll have to check the favorites on my other computer?
Autoweld is in Danville, Pa.
Really nice people and lots of experience, they actually make Moroso's and many other people's ladder bars and suspension parts.
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