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I have a 1983 olds 98 regency brougham. And my 13x7 reverse wires don't tuck behind the skirts. Will a rear axle from a malibu or elcamino be shorter to allow my rims to tuck
 

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You need to measure the over-all length of the rear. Then compare to other G body cars. I believe the track width is the same on all G bodies. A s10 4x4 rear might work, however you will need to get the brackets welded on to use your stock trailing arms.
 

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I think a g body width is 58" but its not gonna be bolt in, in most cases u need to cut the brackets off both rear ends and reweld the old ones on the new rear ebd plus u need the pinion angle correct
 

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I think a g body width is 58" but its not gonna be bolt in, in most cases u need to cut the brackets off both rear ends and reweld the old ones on the new rear ebd plus u need the pinion angle correct
So basically just swap the brackets from one to the other?
 

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Yeah, you can use the brackets off of the original to use on the new rear. Try a 70-81 fbody rear or S10. Sit it in place and find your pinion angle. Then weld your g body brackets on.
 

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Yeah, you can use the brackets off of the original to use on the new rear. Try a 70-81 fbody rear or S10. Sit it in place and find your pinion angle. Then weld your g body brackets on.
this is how I wuld do it take sum measurements before removing the old rear end. also while the car is up in the air u can get the pinion angle off the old rear end.
 

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If you do not want to Go threw all the crap to modify a new rear end to fit in the G body the correct way you could always remove your stock rear end and take it to a shop to have them cut the rear down. It would be the same as narrowing a rear end for a hot rod for drag car. That way you don't have to worry about the suspension geometry and pinion angle. It will be a bold up application. It will just cost a little bit more. I believe speedway sells shortened axles for the G body.
 
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