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was wondering if there is "another" rear end i can use thats 1" or so shorter or if shortenin it is my only option?

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Originally posted by One Luv@Sep 19 2007, 03:34 PM~8825800
was wondering if there is "another" rear end i can use thats 1" or so shorter or if shortenin it is my only option?

80' cadillac
I put g-body rear axle in a glass house....1.5 shorter
 
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Originally posted by BlackMagicHydraulics@Sep 19 2007, 03:36 PM~8825818
I put g-body rear axle in a glass house....1.5 shorter

ronnie ron my man!lol you know by chance the length of a g-body axle?

i was kinda thinkin about a g-bopdy rear axle my self.. but wasnt dsure
 

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Would this work on a 94 caddy too? that would same me a lot of work on my rearend... :biggrin:
Also do yo know what the gearing difference there is between the 2..... will the differential from the caddy rear end fit the G-body housing?
 
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Originally posted by YellowAmigo@Sep 19 2007, 06:06 PM~8827201
Would this work on a 94 caddy too? that would same me a lot of work on my rearend... :biggrin:
Also do yo know what the gearing difference there is between the 2..... will the differential from the caddy rear end fit the G-body housing?

NOPE!!!!!!!
 

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Originally posted by BlackMagicHydraulics@Sep 19 2007, 03:36 PM~8825818
I put g-body rear axle in a glass house....1.5 shorter
It would be 3" shorter on each side. A glasshouse rearend is wider than a Caddy rearend. :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by One Luv@Sep 19 2007, 04:34 PM~8825800
was wondering if there is "another" rear end i can use thats 1" or so shorter or if shortenin it is my only option?

80' cadillac
Narrow your stock one. I've done the G-body swap and it doesn't allow you to 3 wheel without rubbing. The upper trailing arm mounts are closer together on the G-body so you will have to build new upper trailing arms or run adjustables. I narrowed my stock rearend on my 81 Bonneville 4" total and it still 3 wheels with 12" rear cylinders without rubbing. The average cost to narrow the housing is $150-$200 then you need to have custom axles made $250-$400. It's worth it to be able to layout with out rubbing or running 14x6". Break bread and do it right you'll be happier.
 
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Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Sep 21 2007, 09:27 PM~8844352
Narrow your stock one. I've done the G-body swap and it doesn't allow you to 3 wheel without rubbing. The upper trailing arm mounts are closer together on the G-body so you will have to build new upper trailing arms or run adjustables. I narrowed my stock rearend on my 81 Bonneville 4" total and it still 3 wheels with 12" rear cylinders without rubbing. The average cost to narrow the housing is $150-$200 then you need to have custom axles made $250-$400. It's worth it to be able to layout with out rubbing or running 14x6". Break bread and do it right you'll be happier.
yeah thats what i was thinkin to man, i hate 14x6's
 

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Originally posted by One Luv@Sep 21 2007, 10:30 PM~8844366
yeah thats what i was thinkin to man, i hate 14x6's
Ya I can't stand when somebody tries to pass it off like "I don't think you can even tell the differance". Anything less than 7" looks like shit. If you want to run 13" and run into caliper clearance issues in the front you can also run a late 70's-early 80's Caprice spindle and brake set up to solve that problem as well. I remember my 82 Coupe not clearing the 13"s that why I figured I'd pass it on to you incase you didn't already know.
 

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Originally posted by 81 FLEETWOOD@Sep 21 2007, 02:50 AM~8838531
just get real daytons :biggrin:
Well some cars need way more than even a Dayton can cure. Had Daytons back in the day on my Catilina and it still needed the rearend narrowed to work.
 

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Originally posted by 81 FLEETWOOD@Sep 22 2007, 01:48 AM~8845488
CATILINA :uh:
Sorry I'm not a sheep that does the same cars as everyone else. Caddys, Impalas, G-bodies no thanks I'll do my own thing. No matter what I drive it has 7" wide wheels and 2 doors (if it was an option). That was when I was 17 (real 72 spoke Daytons back then) and I'm 31 now so don't start.
 

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Originally posted by 81 FLEETWOOD@Sep 22 2007, 01:40 PM~8847551
damn homie calm down :biggrin:
I'm just letting you know where I stand thats all. No hard feelings , I'm no E-Thug. ;)
 

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Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Sep 22 2007, 01:08 AM~8844886
Well some cars need way more than even a Dayton can cure. Had Daytons back in the day on my Catilina and it still needed the rearend narrowed to work.
65 Catalinas are BADASS. They have some clean ass lines and alot of style.

I always wanted one, there used to be one local to me that was all OG, and clean as a new car. The old man never wanted to sell it, because he loved the car so much. I tried a couple of times to buy it back in 95, 96 and 97.


Finally he decided to sell it after his health got bad in 98, but like a week before he decided to sell it, I spent all my cash on a 70 Monte Carlo and couldnt afford it. :(
 
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